Saturday, 15 November 2008

Wooden TV Cabinet Restoration



As soon as we returned from the Bay Tree café in Holywood this morning, I took a notion to get stuck in to the restoration of the wooden television cabinet acquired at Ross's auction-house yesterday. towards this end, I use a potent concoction consisting of pure turpentine, methylated spirits, vinegar and raw linseed oil.

Having applied the magic mixture, the mahogany cabinet is quite unrecognizable from its lying-in-state at Ross's! An utter transformation, well worth ten - or even, dare I say it - twenty times what I paid for it. I have acquired some great bargains at Ross's. It does take time and inclination, though.

The installation operation was performed this afternoon: carefully lifting the new television off the old cabinet; unplugging the set-top boxes and transferring everything on to the new cabinet, which even has a drawer. It looks well, and the old cabinet has been re-united with our old telly in the garage.

4 comments :

roger.priestly said...

Tim can you post a picture of the new cabinet? we'd love to see it!

Roger

Timothy Belmont said...

I'll see what I can do! :-)

Timothy Belmont said...

Sorry the photo is a bit dark. The cabinet is mahogany; with sufficient space for two set-top boxes; and there is a drawer below for tapes etc.

roger.priestly said...

Looks wonderfully finshed! TV looks smart too - good choice.

Roger