A few years ago, before I started the blog, before she moved to Florida, Charlie’s mother gave him her blonde wood cedar chest bought for her in 1958 as a wedding present.
He decided to refinish it because the top was scarred and the light finish was out of style.
He stripped the entire exterior surface both with chemical stripper, a steel wheel on a drill, and sandpaper.
Charlie gave it a deep brown stain finish. He also ordered a new safety lock furnished by the Lane company for free that allows escape from the inside in case the lid falls when someone is in it.
Then he rubbed it with multiple coats of tung oil.
It’s an heirloom for one of our daughters but until that time we’ll use it in the conservatory.
It makes good storage for blankets and sweaters.
Have you figured out an ingenious storage place at your house?