Tell me more! Restoration Question

Johnny_Reb_1865

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Nov 3, 2019
Greetings Gents!

So I bought this old guncabnient yesterday and I wanted to know how best to restore it.

I know how to stain, strip and the like but I just wanted to make sure that I don't do anything that could be seen as damaging it as far as restoration goes.

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It's fairly old and holds up to twenty rifles/shotguns.

It actually has a few key holes for a skeleton key and a compartment under the area that holds the guns.

It has a lot of scratches and missing stain as well as a few cracks in the wood.

The bottom of it is sadly flaking off in pieces.

Any suggestions?
 

Johnny_Reb_1865

Corporal
Joined
Nov 3, 2019
So today I put a little stripper on the upper left corner of it just to see what was underneath the stain.

My plan is to eventually strip the whole thing and restain it "English Chestnut".
 
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