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WestADad
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From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2011-12-06 11:34 am   Permalink

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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2011-12-06 11:43 am   Permalink

That turned out nice Chuckster. What happens if you torch the bamboo a little too?
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Joined: May 12, 2011
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From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-12-06 3:34 pm   Permalink

I like the look of those little torch marks at the joints of the Bamboo, Mike
and for anyone wanting to do that, just remember to do it before you seal the Bamboo
otherwise you got FIRE! a flaming partition of fire.

You can see the look of torched highlights on Bamboo that I did for my Mug Shelf here
on this thread:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=41464&forum=20&start=15

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-08-12 03:44 am   Permalink

So you have a vintage piece of furniture you want to restore?
Well here is how.....

I got this "Broyhill Brasilia Triple Dresser" from my good friend Brent "CalTiki"
but it was not in the best condition.



So what do you need to get started:

Stripper- I recommend " Citristrip" does not have the toxic chemicals other strippers use, nor the bad smell.
Paint Thinner/Mineral Spirits for cleanup, you can also use denatured alcohol
cheap Paint Brush
container to pour stripper in to.
Steal wool Med. Grade
Heavy duty rubber gloves
Small set of wire brushes
Metal or plastic Scraper
Clean rags or cheesecloth

Do this outside! put down a plastic sheet or groundcloth

Step 1: Remove all drawer pulls, Hinges, Hardware, doors & drawers etc.

Step 2: Put on the rubber gloves as these chemicals can damage your skin
Apply a thick coat of stripper to the wood surfaces you are working on
In most cases 15 to 30 Minutes will let the stripper do it's thing, Don't let it dry completely
But you can always apply another coat of stripper to soften up the first coat
Remove as much paint or vanish as you can with a scraper
Edges,Corners,Bevels & hard to get to places require you to dip steel-wool into the stripper & work it with your hands
(Like the ornate doors on this dresser, See third photo) you may have to repeat the process for full removal of varnish etc.











Using a clean rag & the Paint Thinner/Mineral Spirits to wipe down & remove any residual stripper from the furniture.
You may need the wire brushes, Toothpicks etc. to cleanup those small crevices, cracks etc.
Let dry for 24 hours before the next stage

Now we are ready for the refinishing part.
You will need:

Sand paper 120 & 220 grit
A Finishing sander is ideal for this job
Fine steel wool
Clean cloth for wiping down wood after sanding

With this particular piece of furniture I ran into a unique problem as the Broyhill Dresser is constructed out of
Plywood covered with walnut veneer,So I had to be very careful sanding this & would have limited ways to repair gouges etc.
if at all.

Step 3: First sand with 120 grit sandpaper to smooth scratches & dents etc.
Then sand again with 220 grit sandpaper to get a fine smooth finish.
wipe down with a clean dry cloth to remove wood dust etc.








Now we are ready to stain the furniture if you want to at this stage
You will need:

Cheap brushes
A wood stain of your choice, I recommend an oil stain for a better even finish,but you can use water base if that is your preference.
I used Minwax "Gunstock" color oil stain for this project.
Clean dry rags for wiping down thick areas etc.

Step 4: Apply a coat of wood stain to surfaces,wipe down with a clean rag to remove uneven areas of stain etc.
You can apply a second coat if you choose for a darker stain, Let dry over night.









Last stage: Finish & seal wood

You will need:
Your choice of wood seal, Varnish, Wood oil, Polyurethane coating etc.
I used Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane satin finish as this was my only option with the wood veneer finish on the Broyhill Dresser
A top quality "fine Bristle" finishing brush, Don't scrimp here as this is how you get a clean finish
Very fine steel wool
Clean rags

Time to apply that finishing coat, I started with one coat of "Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane satin finish"
I let it dry for 2 hours, gave it a light sanding with the steel wool, Wiped down with a clean cloth
then gave it a second coat, Then I let dry overnight and repeated the next day for a total of 4 coats of finish.

I reassembled the dresser (The door pulls are missing as they are still getting a new copper plate finish)
And here is how it looks now.....






I will post a final picture when I get the door pulls back.








 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-08-12 06:29 am   Permalink

Beautiful piece of furniture ATP and nicely refinished. I don't know about the citrus based stripper but I met a rose covered stripper and boy was she HOT! Umm, what I meant to say is that the non-citrus, solvent based paint strippers are "hot", they burn like crazy if you get them on your skin
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-08-12 12:50 pm   Permalink

ATP Laugh! MDM! I want a special emoticon for this.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-09-09 11:29 pm   Permalink

At last got the hardware back from the metal platers
I went with a copper finish, So here it is all finished.





 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2012-09-10 12:45 am   Permalink

ATP-a handyman with taste....

great work!
it looks Ultra-Swank!


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2013-05-19 8:20 pm   Permalink

This is nice Great Job!!

 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-05-20 03:46 am   Permalink

I'll be damned. I've never seen this thread. Well, I guess now I've seen stuff that ATP has made.

ALSO, I JUST SAW THE BAY PARK BUZZY PINUP. I can't blink. Why can't I blink? Oh the humanity!

(I kid, that's hilarious Buzzy. And the type of thing that I'd do.)

And I dig your cheesy little fountain, man. What a great re-purposing. It looks like it was meant to be.

One last note, take a look at the cap on the 59oz Lipton Pure Iced Tea. As soon as I saw it, that Broyhill dining set came to mind. I looked online, and couldn't find a photo. I'll have to take one tonight. I was surprised, as the cap by itself looks like midcentury design because of its arches.

Cheers ATP!


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-05-20 10:42 am   Permalink

Thanks tikiskip & Hale Tiki !

As I have been critical with others on TC, I welcome the same honesty
in return, so have at it TC, you can have it served cold if you wish....


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-05-20 12:53 pm   Permalink

Hey I do like your House and other projects.

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-05-20 3:04 pm   Permalink

Nothing but good things to say. We would love to see your home and creations one day. It was fun to see you at Caliente. Wendy
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-05-20 4:04 pm   Permalink

Always great to see you Wendy!

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-05-20 7:15 pm   Permalink

ATP- WOW, that came out great...
It was nice to see you at Caliente
Take care and keep the photos rollin

Jon
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