Monday, August 19, 2013

BUFFET MAKEOVER AND FIXING MISSING TRIM WITH DOWELS!

I was really liked this buffet when I got it and although the drawers needed a good amount of work, new rails and had some missing trim, I wanted it!

I don't even take off the hardware until I have the drawers in perfect condition.  It makes more sense to keep them on as I work on them and plane or sand down drawers so that I can open and close them easily, until I have them working as perfectly as I can.


Typically this type of work is something I do before I prime, but because I was priming that day and didn't have the right size dowel on hand, I did it afterwards. 


Here you can see that I had the correct SIZE I needed but because the base, part that goes into the crack was different, it sunk in too much and needed a little 'lift'.

A bead of filler brought it up to the level I needed.  After letting it dry overnight, it was ready for the dowel/trim.



Here it is cut to size, glued and pin nailed in! Sorry for the bad phone pics, I must have been doing a cartwheel, but you get the idea:)

 We kept the original hardware but went over it with oil rubbed bronze.  Love the contrast of the dark with the light finish.


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