NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you write anything concerning a person or company your full name needs to be in your post or obtainable from it. . Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com
T206s on Ebay
Pre-WWII Cards
Post WWII Cards
Vintage Memorabilia
Babe Ruth Cards
Ty Cobb Cards
Lou Gehrig Cards
Mickey Mantle Cards
Goudey Cards
Bowman Cards
T205s on Ebay
Tobacco "T" Cards
Caramel "E" Cards
Vintage Baseball Postcards
Football Cards on Ebay
Exhibit Cards
Strip Cards
Baking Cards
Sporting News
Playball Cards on Ebay

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Postwar Sportscard Forums > WaterCooler Talk- Off Topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-16-2020, 08:25 PM
todeen todeen is offline
Tim Odeen
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 920
Default OT: Completed Restoration of 120 y.o. Heirloom China Hutch

My grandma moved out of her house in 2018. She gave the family heirloom china hutch to my father (her son). My parents told me if I wanted to restore it than I could have it. It was a wedding present to my great great grandparents in 1900 (pictured - standing back row left). It was given to my great grandfather, who kept it on his deck in Portland. After his passing, it went to his daughter, my grandma.

Through 120 years a cabinet door fell off (but it was retained). A leg cracked and was glued. And a joint came out of its trench. It was stained a darker color over the original stain and finish. And the interior display was painted beige.

I stripped, sanded, repaired in 2019 (three weeks of intermittent work). This summer I was able to apply new stain and new finish - completed hutch also pictured below (two weeks of intermittent work). I'm a school teacher, so the summer months worked out well for me to work on the project.

There will be quite a few pictures of the process.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Boynton Fam023.jpg (71.9 KB, 85 views)
File Type: jpg imagejpeg_0(9).jpg (71.5 KB, 84 views)
__________________
Collecting '61 Topps, Tris Speaker, 1930-45 Cincinnati Reds, T206 Cincinnati
Successful deals with: Banksfan14, Brianp-beme, Bumpus Jones, Dacubfan (x5), Dstrawberryfan39, Ed_Hutchinson, fusorcruiser (x2), GoCalBears, Gorditadog, Luke, MikeKam, Moosedog, Nineunder71, Powdered H20, PSU, Ronniehatesjazz, Roarfrom34, Sebie43, and Wondo

Last edited by todeen; 07-17-2020 at 09:52 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-16-2020, 08:37 PM
steve B steve B is offline
Steve Birmingham
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: eastern Mass.
Posts: 6,321
Default

Looks great!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-16-2020, 08:39 PM
todeen todeen is offline
Tim Odeen
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 920
Default

The china hutch in pieces (sorry - I didn't get a before picture with all pieces put together).

In these pictures you can see the display with the beige paint inside (pic 1). You can see the leg of the base that cracked and was repaired with glue (pic 2). You can see the new stain versus the original stain (pic 3). You can see the stain is worn away in places on the front of the cabinet (pic 4). You can see the wood has separated out of the trench (pic 5). You can see with the orange square where the cabinet door hinge broke out the wood, making it impossible for the hinge to be repaired (pic 6). There is also a picture of the display shelf brackets that broke (I cracked these out and made replacements with the help of my uncle) (pic 7). There is a picture of a bottom of a shelf; this shelf has no support under it - the shelf just floats and thus nothing can be put on it (pic 8....sorry, this pic has flipped upside down).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20190625_091650.jpg (76.0 KB, 82 views)
File Type: jpg 20190625_091739.jpg (78.5 KB, 83 views)
File Type: jpg 20190625_091805.jpg (76.9 KB, 81 views)
File Type: jpg 20190625_091813.jpg (75.2 KB, 81 views)
File Type: jpg 20190627_100755.jpg (70.8 KB, 81 views)
File Type: jpg 20200626_144605.jpg (73.1 KB, 79 views)
File Type: jpg 20190626_204938.jpg (74.2 KB, 80 views)
File Type: jpg 20190627_094337.jpg (72.6 KB, 81 views)
__________________
Collecting '61 Topps, Tris Speaker, 1930-45 Cincinnati Reds, T206 Cincinnati
Successful deals with: Banksfan14, Brianp-beme, Bumpus Jones, Dacubfan (x5), Dstrawberryfan39, Ed_Hutchinson, fusorcruiser (x2), GoCalBears, Gorditadog, Luke, MikeKam, Moosedog, Nineunder71, Powdered H20, PSU, Ronniehatesjazz, Roarfrom34, Sebie43, and Wondo

Last edited by todeen; 07-16-2020 at 08:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-17-2020, 01:23 AM
White Borders's Avatar
White Borders White Borders is offline
Craig Wright
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South-Central Kansas
Posts: 701
Default

Nice job Tim! Well worth the effort.
__________________
craig_w67217@yahoo.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-17-2020, 06:12 AM
Jim65's Avatar
Jim65 Jim65 is offline
Jam.es Braci.liano
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,489
Default

Nice work, ready to be handed down to future generations
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-17-2020, 09:09 AM
todeen todeen is offline
Tim Odeen
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 920
Default

I appreciate the compliments. When I took on the project it was under the mantra - "Any job worth doing is worth doing right." I'm hoping it survives another 120 years.

The following picture show some of the repairs made to the hutch. Using clamps I was able to put the joints back together. Tightening the clamps the wood squeaked, and I thought the dry wood would explode under pressure (pic 1). After getting the joints together, I used a Dremel tool and cut out the section of wood broken by the hinge. I replaced it with new wood and glued it in place with Hyde Glue, and then I supported it with a second piece of wood that is screwed into place (pic 2). The third pic of the vice is showing how I weighted down replacement pieces being glued. Inside the base cabinet, much of the original wood working as supports had come loose - creating floating shelves with little real support. So I used Hyde Glue and weighted them down (pic 3). Finally, after I cracked out the top display shelf supports, I had to fabricate them with the help of my uncle and his workshop. They were glued in using a variety of household weights, and eventually screwed in for added measure (pic 4).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20190627_110629.jpg (73.5 KB, 65 views)
File Type: jpg 20190802_102133.jpg (75.3 KB, 65 views)
File Type: jpg 20190803_122117.jpg (74.3 KB, 65 views)
File Type: jpg 20200626_133916.jpg (77.0 KB, 65 views)
__________________
Collecting '61 Topps, Tris Speaker, 1930-45 Cincinnati Reds, T206 Cincinnati
Successful deals with: Banksfan14, Brianp-beme, Bumpus Jones, Dacubfan (x5), Dstrawberryfan39, Ed_Hutchinson, fusorcruiser (x2), GoCalBears, Gorditadog, Luke, MikeKam, Moosedog, Nineunder71, Powdered H20, PSU, Ronniehatesjazz, Roarfrom34, Sebie43, and Wondo

Last edited by todeen; 07-17-2020 at 09:10 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-17-2020, 09:21 AM
todeen todeen is offline
Tim Odeen
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 920
Default

The following pictures are showing the stripping and sanding process. The first pic shows the color of the altered exterior stain versus the wood original stain underneath (pic 1). The product I used pulled up both layers of stain and the finish too. The other photos show that every inch of the cabinet needed to have work done - exterior, interior, shelves, doors. There was so much square footage, it doubled the amount of time I thought I would need. Further, the interior of the top display was lead paint. I had never dealt with lead paint before, but I sure was impressed how well it adhered to wood! I was sanding by hand on the exterior, but to get the paint up I had to go out and buy an electric sander - I bought a Black and Decker Mouse sander, and I liked how it handled (pic 2). You will also notice a dings and dents picture. My dad didn't want me to sand so deep that the dings and dents went away. He said if I wanted to retain its character I needed to retain its scars. So I sanded lightly on the top of the base, and it turned out very nice with the new stain and finish. Professionals would call it a stressed look, but I didn't have to do fake any of the dings - it's from 120 years of love and abuse (pic 7).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20190628_155310.jpg (77.4 KB, 67 views)
File Type: jpg 20190626_163501.jpg (76.2 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg 20190626_163544.jpg (76.0 KB, 65 views)
File Type: jpg 20190803_125607.jpg (77.3 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg 20190803_125626.jpg (75.3 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg 20190803_173317.jpg (74.9 KB, 65 views)
File Type: jpg 20190803_174106.jpg (72.6 KB, 67 views)
File Type: jpg 20190809_171144.jpg (77.1 KB, 66 views)
__________________
Collecting '61 Topps, Tris Speaker, 1930-45 Cincinnati Reds, T206 Cincinnati
Successful deals with: Banksfan14, Brianp-beme, Bumpus Jones, Dacubfan (x5), Dstrawberryfan39, Ed_Hutchinson, fusorcruiser (x2), GoCalBears, Gorditadog, Luke, MikeKam, Moosedog, Nineunder71, Powdered H20, PSU, Ronniehatesjazz, Roarfrom34, Sebie43, and Wondo

Last edited by todeen; 07-17-2020 at 09:25 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-17-2020, 09:33 AM
todeen todeen is offline
Tim Odeen
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 920
Default

The next series of pictures is applying new stain. It was almost a smooth step of the process until I started putting the base back together. Some pieces of wood on the cabinet did not take the stain so well. This is noticeable in the last picture. I got ahead of myself and applied finish to the doors. I had to buy finish remover and rub the finish off, apply another layer of stain, let it completely dry, and then reapply finish. I eventually got the colors to match.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20190810_132829.jpg (77.5 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg 20190810_151510.jpg (76.1 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg 20190810_151520.jpg (77.0 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg 20190811_144419.jpg (77.2 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg 20190812_083126.jpg (76.9 KB, 65 views)
File Type: jpg 20200624_140825.jpg (76.0 KB, 65 views)
File Type: jpg 20200624_140836.jpg (77.8 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg 20200625_165919.jpg (75.4 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg 20200709_144705.jpg (75.2 KB, 65 views)
File Type: jpg 20190812_083823.jpg (78.2 KB, 66 views)
__________________
Collecting '61 Topps, Tris Speaker, 1930-45 Cincinnati Reds, T206 Cincinnati
Successful deals with: Banksfan14, Brianp-beme, Bumpus Jones, Dacubfan (x5), Dstrawberryfan39, Ed_Hutchinson, fusorcruiser (x2), GoCalBears, Gorditadog, Luke, MikeKam, Moosedog, Nineunder71, Powdered H20, PSU, Ronniehatesjazz, Roarfrom34, Sebie43, and Wondo

Last edited by todeen; 07-17-2020 at 09:34 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-17-2020, 05:43 PM
Mikehealer Mikehealer is offline
MikeHealer
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,759
Default

Nice job, Tim. That had to be a long, tedious job, but you pulled it off wonderfully.

I don't mean to hijack your thread, but I enjoy woodworking quite a bit although I'm not a pro by any means. I made our dining table(my first) and matching bench about 3-4 years ago and so far so good. Nothing fancy, but we like it.

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-17-2020, 09:41 PM
todeen todeen is offline
Tim Odeen
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 920
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikehealer View Post
I made our dining table(my first) and matching bench about 3-4 years ago and so far so good. Nothing fancy, but we like it.
Hey that's awesome! I'm no pro by any means either, but there sure is a lot one can learn on youtube! I really like the lines and character the top of the table and bench have - some real nice grain and absorption of the stain.
__________________
Collecting '61 Topps, Tris Speaker, 1930-45 Cincinnati Reds, T206 Cincinnati
Successful deals with: Banksfan14, Brianp-beme, Bumpus Jones, Dacubfan (x5), Dstrawberryfan39, Ed_Hutchinson, fusorcruiser (x2), GoCalBears, Gorditadog, Luke, MikeKam, Moosedog, Nineunder71, Powdered H20, PSU, Ronniehatesjazz, Roarfrom34, Sebie43, and Wondo
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-17-2020, 09:48 PM
todeen todeen is offline
Tim Odeen
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 920
Default

Sorry the pictures aren't loading properly. I don't usually have this problem, but I'm using someone else's computer and it's a little foreign to me. Usually I upload through my phone.

Next set of pictures is starting to crawl toward the end of the project. Putting on finish, hardward, hinges, etc. You can see the picture with white pieces of wood (dowels). That white/beige is the color of the paint I scraped off versus the new stain and finish. The other odd picture is the one with the vice. The handles were not tight enough to remain within the screw eye. So I took a vice and crunched them a little and now the problem is solved!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20200624_103138.jpg (73.8 KB, 48 views)
File Type: jpg 20200626_142240.jpg (75.1 KB, 48 views)
File Type: jpg 20200625_191552.jpg (75.9 KB, 48 views)
File Type: jpg 20200710_135447.jpg (76.1 KB, 48 views)
File Type: jpg 20200715_124633.jpg (78.0 KB, 48 views)
__________________
Collecting '61 Topps, Tris Speaker, 1930-45 Cincinnati Reds, T206 Cincinnati
Successful deals with: Banksfan14, Brianp-beme, Bumpus Jones, Dacubfan (x5), Dstrawberryfan39, Ed_Hutchinson, fusorcruiser (x2), GoCalBears, Gorditadog, Luke, MikeKam, Moosedog, Nineunder71, Powdered H20, PSU, Ronniehatesjazz, Roarfrom34, Sebie43, and Wondo
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-22-2020, 09:52 PM
familytoad's Avatar
familytoad familytoad is offline
Br1@n L1ndh0lm3
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ridgefield, WA
Posts: 1,557
Default

That's a Talent that I dont have...one of many, but I appreciate the work you put into this!
My father-in'law can make/build/fix just about anything. I wish I could spend time learning from him...but I'll do YouTube.

Great job Tim! Way to keep that history alive!
__________________
Thanks!

Brian L
Familytoad
Ridgefield, WA

See my SGC HOF Collection here:
http://www.sgccard.com/customsetcomposition.aspx?id=463
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-31-2020, 12:15 PM
todeen todeen is offline
Tim Odeen
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 920
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by familytoad View Post
That's a Talent that I dont have...one of many, but I appreciate the work you put into this!
My father-in'law can make/build/fix just about anything. I wish I could spend time learning from him...but I'll do YouTube.

Great job Tim! Way to keep that history alive!
YouTube is the way to go! You can learn a lot from watching a video.
__________________
Collecting '61 Topps, Tris Speaker, 1930-45 Cincinnati Reds, T206 Cincinnati
Successful deals with: Banksfan14, Brianp-beme, Bumpus Jones, Dacubfan (x5), Dstrawberryfan39, Ed_Hutchinson, fusorcruiser (x2), GoCalBears, Gorditadog, Luke, MikeKam, Moosedog, Nineunder71, Powdered H20, PSU, Ronniehatesjazz, Roarfrom34, Sebie43, and Wondo
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another bogus listing from China danmckee Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 3 07-11-2019 07:27 AM
Hutch Athletic goods bat? Dharner84 Net54baseball Sports (Primarily) Vintage Memorabilia Forum incl. Game Used 2 05-08-2016 08:05 AM
Family Heirloom Or Not? Forgebuster Autograph Forum- Primarily Sports 16 02-15-2015 06:29 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:40 AM.


ebay GSB