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Old 07-08-2013, 12:48 PM  
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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?



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Old 07-08-2013, 07:50 PM  
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I am not a furniture guy but in wood I sand or fill.



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Old 07-08-2013, 09:12 PM  
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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.

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I think I would not touch it

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Old 07-13-2013, 07:08 PM  
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I would be very careful if you decide to sand and repair this furniture...Good Luck!

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

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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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