The Turbid Plaque

A confusing mixture of ongoing projects

Tag: salvage

  • Refinishing Antique Chairs

    Refinishing Antique Chairs

    I inherited a lovely Philippine mahogany dining table and a set of four walnut chairs from my great-grandmother, but as one might expect for century-old furniture, they weren’t in pristine condition when I got them. The chairs in particular were rickety and heavily worn, with the finish thick with accumulated grime in some spots. Here’s…