A Day for Staining Tables

Erik is in the middle of a refinishing project for a client. He is working on two tables in oak, a material he doesn’t usually refinish because most modern furniture seems to come in walnut or teak veneer.

The client wanted a change from the golden oak look, so Erik had her pick a stain color she liked. Yesterday, we spent the day staining the various pieces from the tables. (Erik disassembles as much as he can with furniture because it makes each part of the job easier.)

Here are some photos of the tables after the original finish was removed and the pieces were sanded, followed by the pieces stained.

Table legs and skirt awaiting stain. May 2018.
Table legs and skirt awaiting stain. May 2018.

 

Table legs and skirt after being stained. May 2018.
Table legs and skirt after being stained. May 2018.

 

Table top with stain still wet. May 2018.
Table top with stain still wet. May 2018.

 

The other oak table top awaiting stain. May 2018.
The other oak table top awaiting stain. May 2018.

 

The other oak table top with stain. May 2018.
The other oak table top with stain. May 2018.

 

Mid-Century Modern Dresser of Unknown Origin

9-drawer mid-century modern dresser, May 2018.
9-drawer mid-century modern dresser, May 2018.

Erik’s most recent restoration project was this 9-drawer, mid-century modern dresser of unknown origin.

We’re always a little frustrated by piece of furniture that don’t identify themselves. Normally, the manufacturer puts a brand or label in one of the upper drawers. Not so with this piece, so we can’t figure out who designed or manufacturer it.

Still, it makes for a lovely, mid-century dresser with lots of room. It measures 60 1/4″ wide x 17 1/2″ deep x 30 1/2″ high.

When we picked it up, the dresser was in rough shape, with very wobbly legs. Erik has created reinforcement pieces for the bottom sides. He also inserted a new board on the lower bottom, between the legs, salvaging the trim piece from the old board so that the design of the dresser would remain intact. With these fixes, the dresser is now sturdy. No more leg wobble.

This dresser is now available at MidModMen+friends in St. Paul, MN.

Side view of 9-drawer mid-century modern dresser. The piece of wood between the legs was added by Erik to stabilize the structure. May 2018.
Side view of 9-drawer mid-century modern dresser. The piece of wood between the legs was added by Erik to stabilize the structure. May 2018.
9-drawer mid-century modern dresser, view of new piece of wood with salvaged trim on the front bottom (between the legs). May 2018.
9-drawer mid-century modern dresser, view of new piece of wood with salvaged trim on the front bottom (between the legs). May 2018.

Garrison Hutch Restored

Garrison Hutch (glass inserted), restored April 2018.
Garrison Hutch (glass inserted), restored April 2018.

We’ve handled Garrison hutches in several sizes before at Erik G. Warner Decorative Salvage. This one is one of the wider hutches.

For a person who needs a fashionable cabinet that allows for both hidden storage and storage to showcase special items, this piece fits the bill. Erik has fully refinished this hutch, reinforcing the legs and subframe in order to give it more stability.

It measures 48″ wide x 15″ deep x 68″ high.

This Garrison hutch is available for purchase at MidModMen+friends. Stop by the store to check it out.

Note: This item has SOLD.

 

Garrison hutch, glass doors removed to provide clearer view of upper shelves, April 2018.
Garrison hutch, glass doors removed to provide clearer view of upper shelves, April 2018.