Restoration and refinishing of a unique record cabinet

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Re: Restoration and refinishing of a unique record cabinet

Post by nostalgia »

An amazing and fantastic job, with lots of patience and skill involved. The cabinet looks great ! Congratulations !

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Re: Restoration and refinishing of a unique record cabinet

Post by Roaring20s »

I appreciate all the compliments. :D

This was a real test of my ability. If were not being kept, it would have been sold in its decrepit state. ;)

Since the pine dings easily and I dinged it several times while working on it, I wanted to make sure the finish was durable and flexible. I think I made a poor choice in applying marine spar varnish. I had a tough time keeping the surface even and bubble free. Naturally, the front of the door gave me fits and I finally accepted the indoor lighting results over the outside daylight. The rest of it fared much better.

My work will now be left for future collectors to deal with. :lol:
I'm happy having saved it, and now I can finally enjoy it!

Last night I made dividers for the drawer ...
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Here are the cardboard trays ...
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James.

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Re: Restoration and refinishing of a unique record cabinet

Post by tomb »

That is a work of art restoration. Unbelievable A lot of sweat and work went into that cabinet. Tom

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