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That's a very nice teak credenza and as it is teak, it really should have a simple oil finish. (no stain or poly) Once you have it cleaned and sanded evenly, just apply Watco teak oil according to the label and reapply another coat every 24 hours until you have a beautiful natural finish built up. ( 4-10) coats. I always do at least 7. It needs no poly or wax after that.

Restoration Tips for Curbside-Find Credenza? Good Questions
4/17/14 09:48 PM

abcornwell, thanks for the kind words. I do restore mid century and Danish modern pieces and sell them.

Before & After: A Neutral Credenza Goes Colorful
1/8/14 03:05 PM

I ran into the same dilemma with those details on the doors when I was refinishing a dresser from the same set. They are actually just wood trim pieces that are pin nailed on and so you can carefully pull them off and reattach when done. If you ever decide to refinish this piece, I found a simpler way to do it. I sanded the rest of the drawer up to the trim section and left that. Then I used a stain marker to touch up the trim, the wood inside that section was untouched. When all was done, I oiled the whole piece and I couldn't tell the difference. http://www.flickr.com/photos/blueintuit/sets/72157629862980733/

Before & After: A Neutral Credenza Goes Colorful
1/8/14 01:25 PM

I've had glass cut to size at Ace Hardware very inexpensively and they did a precise job.

Shelf Suggestions for China Cabinet Restoration Project? Good Questions
1/7/14 03:11 PM

In answer to truepeacnik's question about same gender couples, the studies that have been done on household responsibilities in same gender relationships indicate that we have a pretty equitable division of labor at home and we generally decide who does what based on our strengths and interests. My own relationship certainly bears that out.

The Battle of the Sexes Continues: Does It All Come Down to The Dishes?
12/18/13 02:30 PM

I restored this same china cabinet. It's actually made of walnut.

Before & After: Leslie's New, Hue-Happy Hutch
12/3/13 04:31 PM