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Danish furniture refinishing before and after

Here’s a nice danish style coffee table made by Gibbard Craftsmens Est 1935. I wasn’t able to find out too much information on the piece. It must have been part of a line that the Napanee based Gibbard made, or a group of craftsmen that broke away from the original company. The original Gibbard was founded in 1835 and made top notch furniture and case goods until they closed recently. ┬áThe top of the piece had some black water stains on it so decided to remove all the finish off. Normally I don’t recommend doing this as it can decrease the value dramatically. In this case the damage was extensive and easier to completely redo. It turned out that hiding under the brown stain and lacquer was some nice book matched cherry veneer on the top. The legs and apron are all solid cherry as well. It’s amazing the difference in quality between a piece that was mass produced 40 years ago and the equivalent new pieces that are sold today.

Hand rubbed a few coats of an oil based finish and it turned out really well.



4 Responses to “Danish furniture refinishing before and after”

  1. Rob says:

    Is this coffee table for sale?

  2. admin says:

    Sold it a few years ago.

  3. Rob says:

    I am still looking for a Gibbard coffee table like this one to match our side tables. Do you know who you sold it to and could you contact them to see if they might be interested in selling it? You did a nice job re-finishing it!



  4. admin says:

    Hi Rob,

    I don’t remember their names, it was good while ago. All the pieces I have for sale are in the Shop section.

    If I come across a gibbard one I’ll keep you posted.



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