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Chris 07-08-2013 12:48 PM

Fixing a piece of old Furniture.
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I inherited a chest that my great grandfather built back in 1967, a beautiful piece but it sat at my mothers house for the last 20-30 years until she passed this year. Well it got a little banged up and the finish is not great anymore. My question is do any of you guys have any experience with getting dents out of wood? I heard you could use an iron or a steamer to pull them instead of sanding it. Also I think it has a lacquered finish that I would like to recoat, I don't want to sand it all down if not needed but just lightly sand and put on another coat. What do you think?

imported_Workaholic 07-08-2013 07:50 PM

I am not a furniture guy but in wood I sand or fill.

Chris 07-08-2013 09:12 PM

I am thinking if I cannot get them out even a little I will leave them. There are a few but I don't want to ruin a piece of family history trying.

chrisn 07-10-2013 02:16 AM

I think I would not touch it

KDPaintingCT 07-13-2013 07:08 PM

Fixing a piece of old Furniture.
I would be very careful if you decide to sand and repair this furniture...Good Luck!

imported_Rusty 07-15-2013 09:10 PM

A steam iron can sometimes raise a dent in wood. But be careful.

Chris 07-22-2013 08:02 AM

I decided to just use some good old elbow grease and then some Pledge and it looks a hundred times better already so I think it will stay that way. i don't want to take a chance at screwing it up.

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