Lane Cedar Chest
This Lane Cedar Chest was actually in decent shape. Usually the veneer is the first to go but luckly, this guy was in good shape! well Besides the bottom part.
Old, sad, Lane Cedar Chest
The inside was in excellent shape also! I was so happy once i looked inside.
The top needed a lot of l.o.v.e., years of scratches,grime,gouges in the wood.
From the side you will get an idea of how bad the bottom was. The water damage was un repairable due to it being pressed board. Not sure why Lane decided to get way with that! just insane!
I decided to take the whole bottom piece off. I don't have any pictures but, I added a new bottom wood piece and added new feet! Just screwed them in the new piece of wood i added under there.
And wahlaa here it is! I wanted to keep the stain look on the veneer because it was just way to pretty to cover up, but I also wanted that new look of pop. Went with a cream frame along with the feet. The front looked empty so I added some matching color appliques. I think it fills it out nicely.
The old bottom piece.
Horrible Lane, just horrible. tisk tisk
Lightly sanded inside just to give it a fresh start of life. No age of grime or use and the smell is just amazing! I love cedar and working with it.
Covered it with polyurethane for that ultra protection and shine.
It's a shame the pictures don't show the true color of the grain and just how much it pops out. Thanks for looking = )
Published January 12th, 2017 5:11 AM