I have worked with Ms. Kay for the past 13 years. She is currently our Head Teller and is charge of keeping me straight on a daily basis. I was very excited when she asked me if I would refinish a pie safe that was given to her by her Mother. It has been in her family for a number of years and is in dire need of a make over. I had a chance to get started on it this past weekend. These pictures will give you an idea of what I was up against.
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I started by taking the doors and all of the hardware off of the safe. New hardware will have to be ordered. I removed all of the trim that was holding the screen in place on the doors and I will try and save the original screen if I can work around it or remove it without tearing it. It is in pretty good shape. I then stared removing paint and was able to complete the front of the safe as well as all of the inside. I think the wood is cedar and it is turning out very nice so far.
I'm looking forward to seeing how it is going to turn out. Hope you will follow along with me.