Refurbish a piece of Furniture

Posted by Ken F.


Magill, South Australia, Australia

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Sunday, 27th Aug 2017
I have a chest which has cracks on top and also requires restaining.

Could possibly ask you for some of other furniture pieces to be restained etc depending on the cost

Please note that the budget is not exactly fixed and I'm open to the person suggesting a range of alternatives. e.g. Me bringing the chest to them etc.

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Hi Ken. I would love to do this task for you. I'd fill the cracks and restain it for you. Can come have a look Tuesday and give you a better offer?
Ken F.poster
Hi James,
Your're welcome to come and have a look but I'm working 9-5pm so it would have to be early morning or evening.

Could you tell me how you would fill it .I've heard that just using putty tends to results in the cracks resurfacing.
Hi Ken. I'd probably fill it with s polyester resin in a dark colour. Then a Sand back/chisel off and a varnish over the top. The resin should move with the timber.
Can do for you mate, when do you need it done?
Ken F.poster
Hi Kristian,
Could you tell me what you'd actually do to fix it (and prevent the cracks and split reoccuring again?)

Also would you need to come here or I'd need to drop the chest off to you (it may or may not just fit in my car)

I'm assuming that if you came here it would take you two trips (one to fill/ glue and the other to sand/stain)

If I'm dropping it to you where would that be exactly?
Hi mate, when I get there we can go to bunnings so I can help you pick out the supplies. I'll need timbermate (wood putty) in the specified colour out of the range which ill be using the fill in the cracks, sand it back with a medium and llight grit sandpaper with a wooden block and probably brush on a stablizer to stop the cracking, and then a couple of coats of stain once it's dried.

nah mate i'll come to you, I also think i've got a spatula so i'll bring that to get her flush and a paint brush.
Ken F.poster
Hi Kristian,
I just added a couple of photos to the description. This is the first time I'm using airtasker but I trust you should be able to see them. The chest has a crack in the middle and the planks of wood have also separated. So these need to be filled and then stained I'm assuming.

I can do this tomorrow but you must purchase the supplies. I can come first thing tomorrow morning. Will you accept my offer?
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