Wife and I were out and about this past weekend and stopped by a garage sale for the local historical society and I came across these two pieces of furniture. They are in rough rough rough rough condition. And I realize these are not antiques by any means whatsoever. But I bought them anyway thinking I would try my hand at refinishing and furniture repair. I figured, even if I cannot refinish them, the $20 I spent, total for both pieces, will be a nice donation to the historical society. After examining the damage, I found the furniture is veneered, appears to be mahogany veneer over solid wood, maybe? But the kicker is the veneer is thick and might be two layers cross veneered over what appears to be solid wood. I thought it might be mdf or plywood, but I can see end grain. And the furniture is made with solid wood carcass. The drawers are machine cut dovetails, and appear to be made out of poplar wood. Anyway to date this furniture? No identification on the furniture anywhere as to where it was built. Here is the basic things about the furniture I have noticed. It’s veneered with thick veneer, machine cut dovetails, solid wood drawer runners, slotted screws, plywood back nailed with round head nails (not brads), typical machine markings from a circular saw or table saw, brass hardware and cabriole legs.
Here is the junk I saved from the landfill and hoping to give it a second lease on life!
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