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old cedar chest restoration
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I am in the process of trying to restore an old Lane cedar chest that I purchased at a flea market.It appears to have water damage on one end of the chest. On the inside the cedar on that end has…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by linda thorp Jan 18, 2013.

 

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linda thorp replied to linda thorp's discussion old cedar chest restoration
"Thank you Ken I will look for it at Home Depot. I didn't know they made something in a Spray that would take care of the problem. As of yet I'm stalled on the project I want to be able to open the garage door when I do this and the weather…"
Jan 18, 2013
Ken the Old House Guy replied to linda thorp's discussion old cedar chest restoration
"Concrobium Mold removal spray - is what I used and found many positive reviews on a forum.  It is sold in Home Depot."
Jan 16, 2013
linda thorp replied to linda thorp's discussion old cedar chest restoration
"Thank you so much for your suggestion. I didn't think about vinegar and hot water. I'll give it a try. Your method sounds safer than bleach. I will take some photo's and share."
Jan 2, 2013
Garrett F. replied to linda thorp's discussion old cedar chest restoration
"for the mold i think vinegar & hot water would work well without wrecking the cedar? (just lightly sponge the water on and wipe up any puddling that happens that way the cedar wont absorb too much water) and some photos of the chest would help…"
Dec 31, 2012
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old cedar chest restoration

I am in the process of trying to restore an old Lane cedar chest that I purchased at a flea market.It appears to have water damage on one end of the chest. On the inside the cedar on that end has mildew/mold. Otherwise the cedar is in great shape. I was afraid to try to use bleach for fear of damaging the cedar. I welcome any other suggestions on how to get rid of it.Also, it appears to have a build up of coatings on the outside. How can I safely get down to the original surface without damage.…See More
Dec 18, 2012

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I like to do restoration of older wooden furniture
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
We have watched this old house many times. We are hoping to gain info on the best ways to put the life back into older furniture that others have discarded.

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