Re: Cherry Dining Set

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Posted by Nancy B. Adams ( on September 28, 2003 at 05:28:52:

In Reply to: Cherry Dining Set posted by Janice on August 30, 2003 at 07:06:05:

: I have my mom's cherry Ethan Allen dining room set - table with leaves, six chairs, hutch and server.

: The hutch and server are in great shape, but the finish has dulled.

: The table, I will admit, I tried to do what my aunt suggested with paste wax on the top only.....and now, I have HUGE waxy build up with smears and swirls.

: The chairs are the toughest problem. Some of the backs - which are all thin round wood dowels - are kind of they have 'dry skin'. The seats are wood and from 'hot bottoms' sitting on them over the years are dull, a bit rough and have what appears to be material imprints.

: I'm moving to a new home with an actual dining room and would love to be able to restore this set. I'd appreciate any suggestions you could offer.

: Thanks,
: Janice

: Once you put paste wax on the surface it is almost impossible to remove. I would try to smooth out the finish but stroking with the grain of the wood. Do not try to put a finish over the paste wax or you will have a real mess.

What do you mean by White? if the dowels are just dried out, try boiling them with boiled linseed oil several times.

Email me the before and after pixs, I love beautiul furniture, my grandfather made fine furniture, and I think of this type of furniture as a piece of artwork, email address

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