Refinishing a 50 year old rocking chair

Old 03-30-09, 02:35 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Question Refinishing a 50 year old rocking chair

I have a old rocking chair from my grandfather. It has been in a garage in the southwest for the last 32 years. Wood is dry and cracking. How can i get this back into somewhat good shape.
Old 03-30-09, 04:33 PM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 45,727
Received 851 Upvotes on 747 Posts
Welcome to the forums!

What do you want it to look like? stain? paint?

At minimum you will need to sand it down and fill the cracks before applying any type of finish. Using a paint stripper wouldn't be a bad idea. A lot depends on how much effort you want to put into and what you want it to look like when finished.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: