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February 26, 2008



I love telephone benches! I used to have one and I painted it a very glossy orange. I gave it to my sister (I think) but seeing yours made me miss it. I love the color of yours. Very nice!

ann (fchen)

MM, can you share what type of product you use to strip the wood? is it terribly messy? thanks in advance!! :)


Hi, I'd also like to know what you used to strip the wood...I have a bunch of antique spindles/handrail/newell post for my main stairway but am afraid the work to strip them all will be too much and I may be further ahead to buy new ones but I LOVE the old ones!


Oh, I love it. I've always wanted a telephone bench!

Heather  Ann

Love this.


Love the laquered look. It has never occurred to me to use spray pain on wood but it's such a great idea and sure would have made painting our cabinet doors easier.

I read your post on wood stripping and am hoping you can give me some specific advice. I have an old oak desk chair that needs refinishing. The current varnish is very worn and you can seen bare wood in some places. Should I try to just sand it or do I really need to strip it with either heat or chemicals? I can send pictures if that will help :)


This is a wonderful project! I will be on the look out for a telephone bench now...especially since I don't have a cell and really could use it for my home phone!


This looks really great. I'm going to be looking at old furniture in a whole new light now...


I love this--well done!


That is TOTALLY cool looking! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!


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