Burl, Black and Bling

By Ryan Findley, Owner and Operator at Way Back When Once Again in Sterling, VA.

Beautiful, Burled, Black, Bling Dressser, say that 3 times fast.  This early to mid 20th century 9 drawer burled mahogany dresser was as glamorous as it comes and it still is.  The case is painted in a classic black and topcoated with GF HPTC Gloss and then finished with clear Bri Wax for a extra high sheen.  Gold gilding wax highlights the intricate moldings.  The drawers were lightly sanded and sprayed with lacquer and then polished with ground pumice, rottenstone and paragon oil to look like the day they came out of the factory.  The handles were cleaned, polished and lacquered to bring out their original beauty.

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesRoll Out The Burl-El

Products Used

  • Black Dog Salvage “Black Dog”
  • GF “HPTC Gloss”
  • Gold Gilding Wax
  • 2 Grit ground pumice
  • 4 Grit ground pumice
  • Rottenstone
  • Paraffin oil
  • Barkeepers Friend
  • Maas Metal Polish
  • Lacquer
  • Clear Bri Wax

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