Flat file refurbishing project

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mattg
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:29 am

A couple of board members and I recently acquired an identical set of flat files that we plan on fixing up separately. I thought it would be fun to post some process pics and see how they turn out. Hopefully the other 2 will join in here.
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mattg
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:35 am

Original flat files stacked up
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:41 am

Removing the veneer from the sides
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:42 am

Removing the handles and label holders from the drawers
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:43 am

I hate veneer with all of my soul
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:44 am

Ready to sand and finish!
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:02 pm

I will be contributing soon.
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:20 pm

Looking really good (completely w/ you on the veneer). However, do you have to be out of that room before Wednesday's bingo night?

Seriously, awesome to have so much room for the refinishing project. Kudos and curious to see the progress.
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:21 pm

Did you guys rob a museum or something?
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:25 pm

iambillyg wrote:I will be contributing soon.
How many flatfiles do you have? Seems like you're always buying them :lol:
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:50 pm

iambillyg wrote:I will be contributing soon.
You're doing the varnishing?
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:11 pm

IbisMummy wrote:Looking really good (completely w/ you on the veneer). However, do you have to be out of that room before Wednesday's bingo night?

Seriously, awesome to have so much room for the refinishing project. Kudos and curious to see the progress.
Yeah, that's the pathetic "party room" at the movie theater I work at. I have 2 weeks to finish and get out.
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Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:31 pm

RottenAtom wrote:
iambillyg wrote:I will be contributing soon.
How many flatfiles do you have? Seems like you're always buying them :lol:
Ha. This makes two. Once I'm done with this, I may have to make a tough choice on which one to keep.

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Day 1. (Sorry for the iPhone pics) 104 degree day made this fun.

When it was picked up.
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Handles and label sleeve removed.
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Sanded.
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Applying first coat of stain.
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So far, I've sanded/stained two drawers. Sanded one additional drawer and have two more to go. Once they're all sanded/stained, another round of sanding and additional stain then I should be good.
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Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:54 pm

Looking forward to these. :)
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Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:56 pm

You did wipe the stain off once you put it on right? Or is this one of those stain/poly mixes?
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