Telephone Desk Refinish

The subject of this project is an old telephone desk that has been in the family (on my wife’s side) for quite some time.  Age is unknown, but suspect that it was purchased in the 50’s or 60’s.  The back and lower shelf are made of 1/4″ plywood, the rest appears to be birch.

The finish is a stain, but it must have been sprayed on because for the most part it has not soaked into the wood.

The entire desk is assembled with dowels, and most have started to become loose.  For now, we have elected to not completely take this appart, and to simply remove the stain and refinish.

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