Its an old pedal organ. Beautiful
Would you have a picture of your pedal organ so we can see what it needs? And offer you good suggestions.
Elaine: maybe this will help
Elaine...I usually strip the old , clean well then apply polyurethane. Good luck
Clean it, tape off and protect any areas that need protection like the keys. I would strip the finish, sand and restain. Unless, you want to paint it, but you should still sand it down to get as much of the old finish off before painting. Detailed areas can be cleaned with a toothbrush and stripper. Hope this helps!
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Very good site with lots of detailed info:
Hemp oil and tung oil are great at restoring old wood furniture! Both of these oil hydrate old wood well!
Sand it and apply with a new coat of stain
Here is a link to a dresser that I thought was beyond restoration. Some tips to help you with this project.
You could try Bees Wax.....
What type of wood? Could you post a picture? We sanded resealed our Cedar walls. It was a remarkable transformation and restoration looking like new after the project was completed.
I use hemp oil to restore old wood. If you rub it into the old, dry wooden boards or furniture it restores the wood to a beautiful shine.