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Furniture Detection


Furniture Detection

Furniture detection can be a fun learning process. You might learn a few new things. You might make a few mistakes. But the best way to learn is by making mistakes. At least that’s how I learn.

I have been messing around with older furniture for about two years now. It all started when I went to an antique mall, and found a radio that the tag said “50s radio that still works!” I thought it looked cool, because of my love for all things vintage. I honestly didn’t care if it worked or not, I liked the look of it, so I bought it.

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The back, before I tried to fix the top with some epoxy and using a close gel stain match.

There was some water damage to the veneer top.

Steps to Repair

  • I did some research through wood working magazines, and attempted to fix it myself.
  • I used some wood epoxy to fill in where the veneer had been stripped away.
  • I used a gel stain just on the top, because that was the only part that was damaged.
  • I have yet to find a new piece of fabric for the speaker cover, since that has a hole in it.

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