Cobbler's bench after restoration.
Cobbler's bench before restoration.
This cobbler's bench has been in Melanie's family for a couple generations. It was in pretty
rough shape. I chose to sand the finish off rather than use chemical stripper because it was
fairly brittle and came off easily. A leg had been broken and some drawer joints needed re-gluing.
All of the square strips on the work surface were removed for sanding. The wood is very soft
pine. Final finish was Minwax stain and Minwax Polyurethane. Although polyurethane is hard
to work with because if runs so easily on vertical surface, I like to use it where there is
likely to be wear and tear.
Posted September 2, 2007.
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