Re: Cedar Chest

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Posted by Nancy B. Adams ( on September 28, 2003 at 05:21:35:

In Reply to: Cedar Chest posted by John Friede on September 01, 2003 at 21:27:56:

: Hi,
: I inherited an Ed Roos cedar chest made around 1940. My grandmother "antiqued" it with a greenish paint. What is the safest way to strip the paint and what should I put on it afterwards?

: Thanks,
: John

: Mix red devil lye in some water (outside of course). Test this on the bottom first. If it is cedar it will remain safe. Cedar is a very hard wood. Once the paint is off and the beauty of the wood is once again regained, use a satin to semi satin finish or polyurethane, do not use any thing that will make it shine, that will take away the antiquity and patina. E-mail me a picture of the before and after. My grandfather made furniture, I do not sell, I just love beautiful wood poducts. Hope this works, Nancy/ email: nba53@comporium,net

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