Thursday, March 31, 2016

Another desk!

    This desk is so pretty.  Another military mahogany desk, this one is a bit newer and smaller than some I have done.  It was in pretty good condition when I got it, without any major repairs needed.  It was quite scratched though, and I did forget to take before pictures.  It was also missing part of one handle.  Fortunately I had one that was a very close match, can you tell which is the replacement handle?  After a light sanding I applied a couple of coats of Minwax Poly Shades in mahogany.  The top is the laminate type which is nice for easy care but is really not refinishable.  I have found that by rubbing a bit of Old English Scratch Guard on it you can at least darken any scratches and they blend right in. in. It only takes a tiny amount, wipe off any remaining excess.  I am delivering this today! 


  1. She's beautiful, Marti! I'm sure your client must have been very pleased. Thanks so much for sharing it with us all at Vintage Charm :)

  2. Thank you so much Diana! Yes, they were very happy. They are a young couple who really appreciate older furniture!