Saturday, May 17, 2008

Card Catalog in Progress

Turns out I only had to sand the catalog and not strip it. Here are a few pictures of the refinishing in progress.

The existing stain on the drawers had worn unevenly so the stain I put on didn't create an consistent color. It ended up looking fine since the darker area is covered by the hardware and labels but it was frustrating to deal with. It also affected how the polyurethane covered the surface. In the end, it's not perfect but I am calling the imperfections "character" instead of "flaws".

Having all these drawers stacked in the middle of the living room served as motivation to get the work finished.

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