This 19th century arrowback bench had been stored in the client’s barn for several years. It needed re-gluing and refinishing.
To begin, I injected the loose joints with glue and clamped them tight overnight. A crack in the single plank seat was then shimmed and glued.
The overly worn finish was removed, and the bench was sanded, stained, sealed with 3 coats of satin varnish, and waxed.
Here’s a before and after of the refinished bench seat.
Here’s a before and after of the refinished bench legs and stretchers.
There are a lot of parts that make up this antique bench and everything matched up nicely once completed.
This antique bench was refinished for a Norfolk CT client.