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Jan’s Day Off: Refinished Vintage Sofa

Jan’s Day Off: Refinished Vintage Sofa

We bought this lovely little sofa through “UsedVictoria” this past summer.  She was built in the Boston in the mid-50’s and had great bones.  The leather was an awful cow-pie brown and the foam was hard as nails.  Jan took the leather off and re-stained the wood trim a ‘wenge’ colour.  Then we had Gregg’s Furniture reupholster in a fabulous faux red leather.  What a difference!!  Now it pops the room.

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Customer Projects Vol: 69

Customer Projects Vol: 69

Maple & Ebony Guitar

Matt has been submitting his projects to our newsletter for years, as much as Matt is a gifted luthier he has finished his schooling and as a recent law school grad is heading north.  Good luck Matt &  Keep in touch!!!

This guitar has a western maple body and neck with and an ebony fretboard and knobs. Western maple makes up the interval dots on the fretboard.
Oil and poly hybrid finish.

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A New Look for Antique Bedroom Furniture

A New Look for Antique Bedroom Furniture

A little something from the archives; and I do mean the story starts a long, long time ago.

We have two bedroom suites.  One we purchased from an estate sale in the neighbourhood of Oak Bay (Victoria, BC) in 1977.  A lovely black walnut set consisting of three dressers (two with mirrors) and bed unit.  Jan and I purchased these prior to our wedding; we were setting up house.  Great fun!!  It was from the 1920’s and with 50 years of living, the dressers tops needed serious re-finishing.  We set about removing the varnish; tops only.  Major ‘newbie’ mistake; hadn’t considered the tops were veneered; edges were poplar – just a bit of a colour difference.  Too late and we left the variation.  We were young, in love, having fun and didn’t care!

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