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Re: First timer too--had to strip, sand, now what?

Posted By: Jim Cole (64-40-66-104.dialup.mebtel.net)
Date: 6/4/2 17:10

In Response To: First timer too--had to strip, sand, now what? (lee simons)

Tough way to start, but if you can conquer this one and make it look decent you will have covered a lot of the problems that are common. The door may have been veneered over a crossband substrate and that may be why the grain runs the wrong way or it may be a poor job of replacement. If it was veneered that is what I would recommend you do for repair. If you are sure it is a replacement go ahead and make up a new one with a matching wood. The worm damage probably shoudl be treated with a hardner. Minwax makes a good one part that you just soak into the wood until it won't absorb any more then you can fill the holes with a colored putty. Once you have th piece ready to stain use a pigmented stain, most DIY brands are a combination of dye and pigment, check the bottom of an unshaken can to see if there is pigment. Once it is stained you can probably hide the shadows from the missing pieces by tonning them with a pigmented lacquer. These are avaiable from Woodworkers Supply, Van Dykes both of which are on line. Good luck.

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