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Amazing Restoration of Burl Wood Chest of Drawers

This chest was almost useless due to broken drawer slides and the finish was badly damaged. Gratefully, the wood was in good condition. I purchased this chest from the local Restore Store for Habitat for Humanity. It had been marked down to $6.

While I was working on it, a client stopped by to look at the credenza I had finished 2 weeks ago ( my most recent video). She loved the credenza and purchased it. However, when she saw this chest after I had stripped it, she offered to buy it for $350 provided I use Antique Walnut stain to match the credenza. ( I can't help but wonder if she would have wanted to buy it if she saw it before it was stripped!)

I think you will be amazed at the final results! I know I was. This entire video has no spoken words- only shops sounds.

To view the entire video showing all the steps taken to restore this chest, click on the link below:

Supplies used in this video:

Varathane water base polyurethane

Krud Kutter

Mister for water

Respirator with safety glasses

Dust mask

Mineral Spirits

Klean Strip Paint Stripper

Steel Wool Pads #3

Steel Wool Pads super fine

Plastic putty knives

Varathane Premium Wood Stain Antique WALNUT

Dewalt Orbital Sander

9 in one painters tool

putty knife set

220 grit sandpaper for orbital sander

Additional products I find helpful in flipping furniture:

Zibra grip n glide 2 inch paint brush

Assorted Sanding Sponges

Gray wood contact paper (for drawer bottoms)

Beech wood contact paper (for drawer bottoms)Chair Table Leg floor protectors

Respirator with safety glasses

Respirator Replacement Cartridges

Rub N Buff

Replacement battery for Ryobi power tools

Ryobi 7 1/4 in Battery powered Miter Saw

Ryobi Electric 7 1/4 in Miter Saw

Irwin 24 inch bar clamp (I use at least 2 each time I need them)

Steel Bar Clamps

5in Clear stretch wrap film (to protect furniture for delivery)

18 in clear stretch wrap film

22 in wooden drawer slide (cut to fit)

Tack in Drawer Glides

Orange Oil to make furniture wax

Beeswax Pellets to make furniture wax

Mitre Shears

Tape & Drape plastic film with masking tape edge

Weldbond Multi Purpose Glue

1/8 in x 36 in. unfinished dowel rods

Japanese pull saw

Mitre Shears

Electric Hand Planer

Contour Scraper from Harbor Freight

Please read all labels and follow all manufacturer safety recommendations when working with paints, stains, and other equipment and wear and use appropriate personal protection equipment. Viewers should attempt these projects at their own risk.

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