Donna McCrummen
Donna McCrummen
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Asked on Apr 6, 2012

The top of this credenza was water damaged beyond repair I took my heat gun and scraper to it. The hammer is for my head

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This will be painted so I think I'll just use some plastic wood to level it out and sand away. What do you think??
q the top of this credenza was water damaged beyond repair i took my heat gun and, painted furniture, woodworking projects
q the top of this credenza was water damaged beyond repair i took my heat gun and, painted furniture, woodworking projects
q the top of this credenza was water damaged beyond repair i took my heat gun and, painted furniture, woodworking projects
q the top of this credenza was water damaged beyond repair i took my heat gun and, painted furniture, woodworking projects
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  • Terri J
    on Apr 6, 2012

    I have an antiques bantiy that was woper,, frain and mildew damaged that we restored back to almost new condition. Go for it!

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 6, 2012

    You could re-skin it with some veneer

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Apr 6, 2012

    @KMS I've never worked with veneer. This is a custom piece I need done by 15 April - I'm not sure I have enough time for the learning curve. I'm hoping I will get it nice and smooth and ready for paint using plastic wood and lots of sanding.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Apr 6, 2012

    @CNDesigns. I had used ASCP for lots of projects. I now use CeCe Caldwell Chalk Paint which is totally Non-Toxic and VOC free. I use it almost exclusively. Check it out here. http://www.shabbydaze.com/About_the_Paint.html You can even enter to win some!

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Apr 6, 2012

    Quite a project. I'll bet you have short fingernails. NIce retro piece. Depending on how distressed the top is, you could use paste wood filler. It will go on and sand much easier than solvent based plastic wood.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Apr 7, 2012

    @Peace yes, I have NO fingernails LOL - Good point about the wood filler. Plastic wood is a bear to sand. I use it when I have to mould out a piece. I used it very successfully to repair a broken toe on a ball and claw foot. @CNDesigns, thanks for checking out my website. I hope I was able to answer some of your questions.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 7, 2012

    You will want to look into veneers as that can open up a whole new world...but I agree... about not learning the ropes on a time line. Set aside a a "test project" that you can putter around with.

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  • David S
    on Apr 7, 2012

    tot that clean! acetone linceed iol mix rubber gloves plenti of vents. and fine steel wool rub in circlier motion,

  • Murals by Monti
    on Apr 8, 2012

    How about a mosaic tile top for this beautiful piece? Just thinking outiside the wood, ha!!

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Apr 8, 2012

    I'm not sure I understand your post David S. A mosaic top would be gorgeous - but not what my client ordered.

  • Lisa H
    on Apr 11, 2012

    paint the top black

  • Lisa H
    on Apr 11, 2012

    paint the top black!

    q the top of this credenza was water damaged beyond repair i took my heat gun and, painted furniture, woodworking projects
  • Donna McCrummen
    on Apr 11, 2012

    Lisa - I love your nightstand. Black is a great suggestion but my customer ordered all white.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Apr 11, 2012

    Well, it's all stripped, sanded, filled and sanded again but it is still not as smooth as I would like.

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  • Terri J
    on Apr 12, 2012

    Still waiting for you to come my way so that Casper can put in an appearance and we can meet.

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Apr 12, 2012

    It's so rough, it just needs more wood filler passes. Go cross grain every other pass. You can also get a broader knife and thin the material just a bit, sanding lightly between coats. In the end, it still may be a little wavy but that could be the beauty of the wood(filler). Chas.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Apr 12, 2012

    Thank you Chas. I'll be working on it today - will let you know how it goes. @Terri - I'm trying to get out that way but hubby wants to wait for nicer weather so we can walk around and see graveyard ghosts.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Apr 12, 2012

    Thank you CN - It's a tough one for sure.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Apr 13, 2012

    I just posted new pics of my progress. It's nearly ready for paint...It's like icing a cake...OK, I've never iced a cake...it's more like mudding drywall.

  • Pam
    on Apr 20, 2012

    I would paint the top (only) to give a pop of accent color to match other accents in the room it's used in. I have a new coffee table and wanted a po of color for my den so I stripped the top and painted it a tangering color to bring out the dab of tangerine in my couch, which is muted shades. It looks great, according to all my neighbors. Bought 2 pillows in the same color for my couch. I feel like I have new furniture and it's cheery.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Apr 20, 2012

    Pam - I'd love to see pictures of that of that coffee table! and the whole room. Please share. This credenza was a special order from a customer who wanted it all white. It's been delivered and she loves it....YAY

  • Pam
    on Apr 20, 2012

    Photos of my coffee table. Still needs another coat of poly. It's still a work in progress. But it makes me happy to look at it. Sunny color.

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  • Pam
    on Apr 20, 2012

    Spray painted the large pot infront of the window. Photo quality not so good. Need to practice taking photos with my new iPad my daughter gave me. Practice makes perfect they say. I'm living proof of that. I'm a work in progress at 63.

  • Pam
    on Apr 20, 2012

    If she wanted it all white I would definatelfy paint the top a contrasting color like black. Ask her if that's agreeable. It's only paint and can be changed. Maybe you could drap something black on the top and let her see if she likes it of some color she wants to bring out in her room.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Apr 20, 2012

    @Pam it's already delivered and living in her City Chic apartment - LOL - have you tried CeCe Caldwell's Paint and wax? Have a look here... http://www.shabbydaze.com/About_the_Paint.html

  • Pam
    on Apr 21, 2012

    No but I will check it out. Thanks.

  • Phoenix Restoration
    on Feb 13, 2015

    Drywall compound works wonders, is easier to sand and doesn't show under the paint like plastic wood sometimes does.

  • Nancy
    on Apr 6, 2015

    Whe removing old veneer, a heat gun works very well. Be careful, go slow and don't burn the wood. It goes pretty quickly once the glue softens. Be careful not to gouge the wood with a sharp metal putty knife. I often use plastic scrapers.

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