Step 4: It's Time for Muscle Power

so this is when we start sanding the wood i started out using a 120 grit and that's the only grit i used for this step.

i'll tell you why in the next step.
Nice work mate!
Great job! To save money on buying leather - look out for old leather chairs and sofas being chucked out - then take a craft or utility knife and go skin it!
Very nice work! I like it when people restore old things rather than just throw them out. Good job!
You're hott. Also, like your restoration a lot, and it gives me inspiration and motivation to get to some of the things lying around the house, like "chairs designated for guests we don't like" (meaning, they'd fall apart if you sat in them). Nice instructable, and keep up the great work hott stuff.
Thanks, you should see me now that i shaved haha! Give restoring a try it's fun and kind of relaxing at the same time.
Si yo tuviera que adivinar, diría que es usted español. : ) Nice, nice work. I'm sure your uncle and mother are very proud of you. I had one question, though: what is the proportion of alcohol to shellac you used?
en realidad soy mexicano pero de familia española. There wasn't an actual proportion fo alcohol to shellac, but it's something like 1/6 of shellac and 4/6 of alcohol all of this was more eyeballed than having real proportions. Dilluted shellac (if the dark kind) should look coffee with a lot of water, if you have more questions please ask. Thanks, my mom's still very proud because of her gift.
I'm sure it was the best Mother's Day ever for her! I'm working on a massive old wooden chair, and now I'm going to consider the French polish. Thanks for the instructable.
give it a try, it takes time but it's sure worth the effort of the french polish, have fun.
Awesome job!
Very, very nice! It is so lovely to see something that is a wreck, made into something so good! Well done!
I think you did an awesome job on this restoration. Bravo!
thanks i put a lot of effort in it.
Great job!

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