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02-28-10, 03:26 PM
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Posted By clockdaddy

It is best to remove the finish with a chemical...

It is best to remove the finish with a chemical remover to keep the overall color even. Sanding will cause an uneven appearance to the top.
If you strip the table with chemicals, the biggest...
02-01-10, 03:06 PM
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Views: 9,788
Posted By clockdaddy

Unless you have woodworking tools, upholstery...

Unless you have woodworking tools, upholstery tools and experience, this is better left to an upholsterer
01-26-10, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,941
Posted By clockdaddy

Veneering any flat surface the size of the area...

Veneering any flat surface the size of the area you have mentioned is difficult, if not impossible, to do without a press. Invariably there will be bubbles and wavy areas in the new veneer. I will,...
01-19-10, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 967
Posted By clockdaddy

The easiest way to protect the cabinets is to...

The easiest way to protect the cabinets is to place a sheet metal panel on the side of the cabinets.
The sheet netal will reflect most of the heat and protect the cabinets.

CD
01-19-10, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,746
Posted By clockdaddy

First clean the area thoroughly with amproduct...

First clean the area thoroughly with amproduct like "Spic N Span" Then lightly sand the area to be colored.
Using a latex paint that matches the original color, brush on the paint lightly until you...
01-19-10, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,674
Posted By clockdaddy

On cheaper cabinets, the first sign of water...

On cheaper cabinets, the first sign of water damage would be swelling of the wood at the base of the cabinet where it sets on the floor. If there is no swelling of the wood chances are that the side...
01-02-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,139
Posted By clockdaddy

Using any type of solvent or product to...

Using any type of solvent or product to amalgamate (reflow) the finish is not advisable when flaking is present.
Any finish that is flaking is brittle and will readily fracture with the expansion...
12-19-09, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,897
Posted By clockdaddy

Sanding marble is not a good idea. Marble is...

Sanding marble is not a good idea. Marble is polished to a shine using a process that the home handyman cannot duplicate.
To remove stains wash the entire top using muriatic acid but read the...
12-19-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By clockdaddy

Typically when cherry is stained a spray on stain...

Typically when cherry is stained a spray on stain is used to even the color of the wood due to the different color in boards. This is a process that the handyman shouldn't attempt.
Cherry will...
10-17-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,781
Posted By clockdaddy

I wish I could give you a simple solution to your...

I wish I could give you a simple solution to your problem with the missing finish but a damaged area is very difficult to repair. It's much easier to simply strip the top and redo the finish.

That...
10-15-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,112
Posted By clockdaddy

The flaps (better known as a "skirt") are...

The flaps (better known as a "skirt") are attached by lifting the flap up and either stapling or nailing the top half inch to the frame of the chair. Typically, a 1/2 strip of a thin cardboard is...
10-15-09, 04:29 PM
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Views: 2,451
Posted By clockdaddy

1. Two qualities are needed for the wood you use...

1. Two qualities are needed for the wood you use for this product. First, the wood must be stabile. You don't want it to twist or shrink. Second, the wood must be strong. MDF or fiberous boards of...
10-10-09, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,480
Posted By clockdaddy

Check at your local hardware or paint store for a...

Check at your local hardware or paint store for a product called "TSP" (trisodium phosphate). This is a heavy duty cleaner that will dissolve smoke and soot. If you can't find the product, "Spic 'N...
10-10-09, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,382
Posted By clockdaddy

I'm a bit confused as to whether you are...

I'm a bit confused as to whether you are intending to "paint" the chairs using an opacing color or if you are intending to put on a transparent finish (i.e. clear lacquer or urethane.)

In order...
10-10-09, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,042
Posted By clockdaddy

Gel urethane is best applied using either a...

Gel urethane is best applied using either a sponge brush or by
wiping the finish on using a cotton rag such as t - shirt material. Bristle brushes can be used but it is much more difficult to apply...
10-10-09, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,757
Posted By clockdaddy

Repairing gouges is one of the more difficult...

Repairing gouges is one of the more difficult repairs especially without refinishing a piece. When there is veneer on the piece, that further complicates the repair.

Not being able to see how bad...
04-19-09, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,392
Posted By clockdaddy

Typically, on a single rail installation, there...

Typically, on a single rail installation, there is a nylon block at the rear of the rail that attaches to the back panel of the dresser. This is attached by the manufacturer using hot glue and...
12-25-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By clockdaddy

The bond between the layers will be considerably...

The bond between the layers will be considerably weaker than by doing it the proper way, but if the laminate is scored real well and clean the bond will be sufficiently strong enough for routine use....
12-02-08, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,972
Posted By clockdaddy

Typically most construction trim people will use...

Typically most construction trim people will use a 14" miter saw that slides very much like a radial arm saw.
CD
03-29-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,662
Posted By clockdaddy

Most of the time you can determine if a piece is...

Most of the time you can determine if a piece is veneered by looking at the of the top or at the back of a dresser. Let me try to explain this better...

When a piece is veneered, such as a...
03-20-08, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By clockdaddy

Most "lacquered" furniture is actually an acrylic...

Most "lacquered" furniture is actually an acrylic enamel. Regardless of whether it's truly a lacquer or acrylic finish, urethane and polyurethane will adhere.
Urethane finishes can be applied over...
03-18-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By clockdaddy

If the table has the polished finish as on most...

If the table has the polished finish as on most quality "lacquered" furnishings, the finish must be scuffed with 600 grit sandpaper. This will allow a better surface for any additional finish to...
03-16-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,373
Posted By clockdaddy

David, if you choose to finish the wood natural,...

David, if you choose to finish the wood natural, staining is not necessary. A clear wood finish can be applied using either a brush on or spray application. Spraying on the sealer, sanding and...
03-16-08, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,665
Posted By clockdaddy

I'm not sure from your explanation whether the...

I'm not sure from your explanation whether the knotty pine is finished or simply woodwork that is unfinished and dirty from use. I'll try to address this from both avenues.

If the wood is...
03-16-08, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,484
Posted By clockdaddy

Romy07, The floor being uneven is much more...

Romy07,
The floor being uneven is much more common than most people realize.
As far as the cabinets. Don't match them to the contour of the floor. Using a level, install the cabinets level...
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