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Amazing Restoration of Jacobean Buffet

The previous owner admitted to doing a very poor job in his attempt to paint this 100+ year old Jacobean buffet. He said he never even finished it because he was not pleased with is work. It has been sitting in his attic for over 10 years because he had planned to refinish it. Since he was moving out of state, he decided that now was the time to give up on this project and hand it over to someone else. He actually "interviewed" all potential buyers to ensure they had the skill and time to restore it properly.


After he reviewed some of my videos, he decided that I was the right person to refinish this antique buffet that had been in his family since 1920. He gave it to me (for FREE) with the promise that I will strip it and stain it so the beautiful mahogany wood can be revealed.


his buffet had a LOT of carving on it and unfortunately, he had already painted every bit of it! I patiently stripped every inch of the buffet and was pleased to see that it was in such great shape under the thick coats of paint. The mahogany is gorgeous! I think you will be surprised at the final result!


This entire video has no spoken words- only shops sounds


To view the entire video showing how I restored this, click on the link below:

https://youtu.be/O-0YcWMpZ1E




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

Odie's Oil

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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