The Restoration

Post four will now get its top fixed… The repair work is basically the same as the previous posts, so rather than repeat the details, I’ll just be showing a few process photos…
Another day of storms with high winds, results in more roof repairs… Again, the damage on the west side of the roof was a strip of shingles that were pushed up and folded back. This should be able to easily be “glued” back into place… I was able to glue down some the loose shingle […]
After drying over night, the painted drawer sides got another sanding… Then, the third and final coat of paint was applied… The drawers now will be left to dry…
After drying over night, the drawer interiors got a final sanding with fine sandpaper… Then, the outside was smoothed with the hand sander… Ready to paint… First coat of paint applied… After the first coat of paint was dry, it got a quick sanding to smooth out any graining that was raised… Second coat of […]
This is the original switch with the dimmer I will need to replace… The old dimmer switch… Checking the wiring… The bad news is, the wiring is done “old school” and doesn’t have an available neutral wire to run the smart switch. So, I will now need to run a neutral wire up to this […]
I will again be using this wipe-on poly for the interior part of the drawers… First coat completed on both drawers… After 3 hours of dry time, the drawer interiors got a quick sanding… Then, applied a second coat of the poly… The drawers now have a second coat. You can see they’re starting to […]
The two drawers have dried over night, so they should now be ready for routing… I first sanded the sides… Then, routed the top edge with a 1/8 inch roundover bit… The two drawers are ready for finishing…
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