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70+ year old pine door

Posted by mom2tnt (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 29, 07 at 19:32

I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this question, so feel free to redirect me!

We are building a new home and my pantry door is from the home that my great-grandparents built. My kitchen cabinets are red oak and will have an autumn stain with an ebony glaze (dark red-brown). The pine door has a dark brown stain. The top half of the door is etched glass.

My question is: Should I have the door stripped and refinished to match my cabinets? Or just have it restored and cleaned? I'm a little nervous about the glass being removed. Is that necessary?

Thank you for any suggestions or ideas.

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RE: 70+ year old pine door

Suggestion: You may be able to get the pine door the same color as the red oak cabinets, but it will never look the same.

There is no rule that says all wood in the same room must be the same.

If the finish on the door is sound, I would celebrate its life and character and just freshen it up.

RE: 70+ year old pine door

This door is an antique....why would you worry about it "matching" your new cupboards? Treat it as a "picture" or other piece of art or bric-a-brac...let it be a nice old pine door.
Linda C

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