This is a job my wife found for me. She happened to mention that I refinish antique furniture to a stranger, the next thing I know I have a tea cart in my shop.
This tea cart had seen better days. The finish was worn away, and it had been sitting in a window getting sun damage.
It turned out the geometric walnut veneers were still in pretty good shape. Just a couple chips along the edges needed patching.
The stain on the wheels was still pretty vibrant, so I found a matching stain.
Shockingly the wood was in such nice shape under the the damaged finish that the whole project glows.
I am quite proud of how this turned out. Most importantly, the customer was happy. “That looks mint”