This cedar chest by the Lane Furniture Company is constructed of cedar wood and walnut veneer.
Repairing the broken base.
Most of the veneer on the rounded base was either missing or peeling.
To repair it as best as possible, and to avoid future problems, the remaining veneer on the base was removed.
A vacuum press was used to glue on new walnut veneer. It helped to conform the veneer to the rounded surface, and hold tight until the glue dried.
Here’s a section of the base being glued in the vacuum press bag, and another on top that is complete – no bubbles or lifting edges.
The three sections that make up the base were then re-assembled onto the chest.
The old finish was stripped off the case and everything was sanded, stained, and finished with several coats of lacquer.
The interior was sanded to revive the cedar smell, and the lock was oiled to operate smoothly.
Here’s a couple photos of the chest just as it was loaded in the van for delivery.
The original labels inside the lid were left undisturbed. One was for a Moth Insurance Policy offered by the Aetna Insurance company.
I’ve never had a problem with moths. Have you?
This cedar chest was refinished for a Staatsburg NY client.