Antique Ice Cream Parlor Set Restoration

Customer owned child’s ice cream parlor set is from around 1905 and they wanted the stains removed from the table top and to freshen up the seats. They insisted on keeping all the original veneer even though it was chipped and cracked in places. After the veneer was carefully sanded down with 180 grit, loose veneer was attached with good glue, and stained with Minwax Espresso. It was then sealed with 3 coats of Minwax Oil Based Polyurethane in Semi Gloss. The polyurethane was diluted 30% with Mineral Spirits to wipe on instead of brushing or spraying.