Tag Archives: Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper

Refinishing Maple – Top Of Jano Castle

Damaged by water this varnish is peeling and the wood is stained…

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…underside of castle top piece…

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…stripped, sanded, and finished (boiled linseed oil, first coat, watermarks still evident but subdued)…

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Restoring 45″ Mira Loom – Stripping Varnish, Sanding, Oiling

It is not my intention to restore this loom to like-new condition. It never was. It is my intention to remove the old, terribly worn varnish, to sand out some of the water stains on the wood, and to make this loom look nice, complete with character marks. I want to honour its past, while making it useful and beautiful for the future.  I use ‘Circa 1850 Furniture stripper and medium steel wool.  I then use two grits of sand paper, 120 and 220.  And then a liberal application of boiled linseed oil.  It looks very nice when it is done.