We've spent the last couple of weeks prepping our woodwork to go back in the trailer.
|removing the hardware|
For the most part, we've been able to reuse the original woodwork. A few pieces had to be replaced entirely:
facing on the front gaucho
streetside twin facing
middle twins baseboards
overhead kitchen cabinet doors
(new) access panel under kitchen sink
For the replacement pieces we purchased birch veneer from the local home store. In places where part of the veneer was missing Brian was able to use pieces from the old veneer to match up the wood.
For the new wood: 2 coats of amber Shellac, 2 coats of clear Shellac
For the original wood: 1 coat of amber Shellac, 2 coats of clear Shellac
Thank goodness it dries fast. Only two hours between coats.
Our Formica counter for the kitchen is really neat. It has little copper flecks in it. Most of the copper has tarnishes so the flecks have a pretty copper-green patina. The counter is stained though. I read all kind of things about how to get the stains out. I feel like I tried them all: lemon juice & salt, baking soda, several surface cleaners. Nothing worked.
|clean on the left, stained on the right|
Just for you, Frank. Here's the "pretty" air conditioner.