I got her when my sisters and I did a trek to Mount Dora. It's near Orlando. I love going to Renningers. They have what is called an Extravaganza! Doesn't that just sound wonderful? Well it is. And I suggest if you are able to attend one of these you go! There are some Renningers in PA too.
She has great details. I tried to lighten the pictures so you could see the dove tails and the square nail heads. She was very dark, like the dove tails, when I got her. I didn't strip her but I did use an antique refinisher and then Kramer's Best. I can usually get away with just using Kramers but this was pretty heavy with old finish and it needed more. Either more time and muscle with the Kramer's or a step up. I chose a step up.
Do you see the side? It's all one piece of wood. Even down to the back leg. When boards are that wide, it's a good sign of it's age. It's sitting on a Flor sample so I can move it around.
The inside even smells old. I love that smell. The panels on the doors are chamfered, another sign to look for. While I'm using it to store photo albums, I would like to move them and then decorate the inside and leave one door open.
Had to turn her around to take a shot of the back too. So you could see all of the rough cut wood they used. Again wide planks. The guy I bought her from called it a linen press. I'm not sure on that but I do keep my table clothes in that big deep drawer. So it is now.
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Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed's