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Restoring a Cedar Chest

Posted By: Joel Weeks <joel.weeks@forscom.army.mil> (dip-11.newnanutilities.org)
Date: 8/1/4 12:14

I have several questions regarding a cedar chest I am trying to restore for a friend.

1. I have read that you are not supposed to stain cedar, but the wood looks so bland and is not the reddish color I would expect (I had to remove an ugly coat of green paint, which took several coats of finish remover and some heavy duty sanding.) 2. Where can I purchase hardware (it has wooden wheels on 1-5/8" post casters on the bottom filigrees that have worn out of round). Also the side handles were copper plated and in bad shape, and the interior hardware, brass plated (hinges, corner supports, lid support) are in bad shape as well. 3. Do you recommend an oil-based or water-based protective coating? Minwax makes both, but I don't know which will provide a better quality surface.

Thanks JDW

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