Refinishing a 50 year old rocking chair


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Old 03-30-09, 02:35 PM
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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.
 
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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.
 
 

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