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Chestnut solid wood chest restoration

Chestnut wood chest restoration

Chest in solid chestnut wood, the first half of the twentieth century, Sant’Arsenio, SA.

State of affairs before the operation

Mobile presents a dark-colored surface coating head that hides / mitigates the many underlying grouting. In / the previous speakers has been working to obtain a homogeneous and glossy outer surface, so it is likely that this has been.
The upper frame is not original. The top table presents an obvious warping that occurs in the gap between the original table and adding a table in a previous statement.

The surgery

The first step was the removal of synthetic paint this by using a stripper liquid to dissolve the old paint and steel wool to burn off the residues.
numerous fillings are then found to present obvious.
The next step was the removal of these fillings (water filler generally used for the walls): we proceeded to a mechanical removal using a cutter for larger parties and a scalpel to the finish.
The joinery necessary covered two main issues: the foot-bottom anchor and the remaking of an upstairs table. The operations which have affected the lower part of the case consisted in a removal of the nails (many) inserted between the bottom and feet to facilitate their berth and a subsequent bonding of the same.
With regard to the upper floor has decided to remake the table (not original) in the closed area of ​​the plan. I decided to replace this board because I have tried to restore the original closure system and to do this it needed a table of greater length.
All gluing needed were made with glues animali.Le stucco instead gommalacca.Per the finish you have chosen a deemed suitable type of protection to mobile rustic polishing furniture wax with use of shellac as a sealer.

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