Chippendale Chairs & Antique English Mahogany Table Restoration
October 16, 2018 by Chloe
Below is a photo of the table after initial stripping. All the lines you see are areas where the finished was scratched and a silicone based furniture polish had penetrated the finish and soaked into the wood. The only way to get these out is by using heat and methylene chloride. The process is slow but works well. If all of the little lines are not removed, the new finish will not stick or level properly.
As a point of reference, this is how a piece of nicely stripped mahogany should look:
Scope of work performed: Refinished & restored English Antique Mahogany table which includes removal of silicone-based polishes used through time, dents, deep scratches,and 2 serious burn marks. Beautiful ♥.
Here is the process we use to add the chair support brackets while preserving the original aged look.