Refinishing Mahogany veneer china cabinet
Got this china cabinet on Craigslist for $73.
I knew it had damage, but DH and I thought it was worth that just for the doors with mullions (in good condition). But after DH saw this cabinet he thought we could try to refinish it.
The CL ad said that the veneer was all damaged, but in fact it was the finish that was coming off. There is no mold smell, and was stored in a house with A/C for a couple of years, they paid more for it in this condition, life changes made them get rid of the 'unfinished project'.
I would love suggestions on the refinishing part.
Conditioning veneer for stain
Tung oil or some sort of oil finish (hand rubbed finish) and then wax (love that hand rubbed patina of wax)
I figured I would strip factory finish (mostly not good all over) Interior of the cabinet is in good vintage condition. All drawers work well, and no warping. All doors work well. The center desk (all small drawers work well) is in good working order. All hardware is in good condition. The only breakage is some veneer on the damaged part of the base (comes in two pieces) had small breakage and those pieces were in the drawer along with the brass skeleton key with a small tassel on it.
I will post another reply to add more photos.