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I've seen French polish in shops will keep looking. Thank you not Glenn
Thanks for the info....I have one that needs to be redone....Did you put new veneer on the top? The veneer on the one I have needs to be replaced....
Joe - I hadn't connected the threads. What we have is Antique Mahogany and it's definitely redder than you cabinet.
I've got several cabinets that are going to get the Briwax treatment. From what I watched that stuff do to the parts of the 9W-7 cabinet I did not refinish, it will really make the other dark cabinets I've got look much better.
Dottymo is right shellac is not yacht varnish or what we call spar varnish.
Glenn W. Cleveland
Yes I replaced the veneer on the top lid, read about it here:
Look it what I'm getting for free ...... update
I have patched missing parts on veneer with pieces from other projects. The thing is you need to match the grain as close as you can and the type of wood. If you get a different type of wood you'll have to play around with the stains to make the colors match.