Teak Dresser Refresh

4 Materials
$60
3 Days
Medium

This has to be the biggest score of my career 😆 you don’t even wanna know how good of a deal I got!…. But I’ll tell ya anyways ;)


I always browse the FREE SECTION on Craigslist… the odd time you can find some good stuff. Well this day it was a great find!


someone had posted free dresser and queens mattress and box spring. But if you wanted the dresser you had to take the beds. they had so many responses, but no one who wanted all of it. So We out the trailer on our car and picked up 3! Than on the way home we stopped by the dump and tossed the old beds haha. Perfect!

Before.. if your unaware why I’m so excited. It’s because teak dressers cost an upward of 1000$ minimum!!!

I sanded the wood down enough to take out most imperfections

I bought teak oil by minwax from rona. This was the first time using this!

So satisfying!

After I taped off the bottom once I filled a chip out of the wood.

Than I primed the base trim with bin shellac zinsser primer. I had to do like 3 coats because it was a bleeder. (Old wood for ya 🙄)

i wanted to leave as much natural as I could! But I also wanted to give it a modern flare. I painted the white a slight off white :)

All done!!

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  • Nee43 Nee43 on Jul 26, 2021

    I'm from the US. In the 1970's, we started buying our furniture as a young couple. After months of looking, we found the House of Denmark (no longer in existence) and over the years bought this teak furniture made in Denmark. It's open-grained and periodically you replenish the wood with teak oil. So easy to care for and the craftsmanship is outstanding. About 5 years ago, I wanted a new piece for the big screen TV and found you can no longer buy this furniture "new". Don't know exactly why -- maybe the younger generations aren't developing the skill and maybe teak/walnut/rosewood are now protected woods. Anyway, the lady above is correct, you have a piece of artwork that will increase in value.


    Now, why my comment, I just wrote a comment under another refinishing of a dresser

  • Nee43 Nee43 on Jul 26, 2021

    Let me finish my comment above: that had very little damage and beautiful wood grains and asked why she would paint over the beautiful wood. The new furniture today is mostly painted or fake. You have done a beautiful job with this teak dresser. Your directions are great. I have a small table I bought about 40 years ago with some fine scratches, I might just take a chance and use your directions to bring it back to life. The rest of our pieces still look like the day we bought them. Yes, hold on to that “great find.

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