Friday, May 31, 2013

Shop furniture up-cycle

For a while now, management has been hinting at how well my miter saw stand would work as a dresser.  I don't see it, but since my chop saw is out for repair, the timing is right to give it a try.

The base is in good shape but the top, not so much.  It has water damage from a less than stellar storage unit.  There is also a big split in the top.

After fixing the split, scraping, sanding, planing, then more sanding, the top looked good except for a few spots.

The water damage was too deep and couldn't be removed.  Re-staining was not an option.

I ended up going with black milk paint and wax.  If this gets a thumbs down I just dig up some pine and make a new top.

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