Oak Bed Conundrum.

Charles Wheeler ran a small woodworking shop and construction company until he retired in 1929. This bed was part of a set (we are working on the other pieces, so stay tuned).

When we pulled it out of the barn:

After we fixed the rotting wood and restored the gilding.

This bed was a real problem.

Because of water damage and rot, the color was very uneven. We decided to darken the oak with a tinted shellac finish without stripping it.

Hopefully by the time the entire set is pulled out and fixed, we will have come to a decision about the finish and level of rehab we want to/can/should give it.

Lets see what the dresser, mirror, and matching bookshelves look like when we get them and we will go from there.

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