Radio cabinet repurposed as computer/home electronics storage.
This radio cabinet, a 1920s version of William and Mary, was abandoned and on its way to the ditch.
After fixing the walnut and burl veneer, reattaching the doors, and buffing it with our old friend #0000 steel wool, we had a serviceable cabinet that is used to house all of the wifi and computer equipment in the house.
We like the idea that this cabinet once held what was the apex of communication and information technology…
And it still does!
As an aside, this may be a project we get to revisit as the owner has been saying that he would like to have a small flat-screen television installed in it that folds out from the case.
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.