Refinishing Mahogany Furniture

refinishing mahogany furniture
  • (refinish) give a new surface; "refinish the dining room furniture"
  • In woodworking and decorative arts, refinishing refers to the act of repairing or reapplying the wood finishing on an object. In practice, this may be apply to the paint or wood finish top coat, lacquer or varnish.
  • (Refinish) The process of applying a completely new finish to a wooden or metal wood. The refinish involves removing the old finish prior to applying the new finish.
  • Apply a new finish to (a surface or object)
  • furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
  • Furniture + 2 is the most recent EP released by American post-hardcore band Fugazi. It was recorded in January and February 2001, the same time that the band was recording their last album, The Argument, and released in October 2001 on 7" and on CD.
  • Small accessories or fittings for a particular use or piece of equipment
  • Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects ('mobile' in Latin languages) intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping in beds, to hold objects at a convenient height for work using horizontal surfaces above the ground, or to store things.
  • A person's habitual attitude, outlook, and way of thinking
  • Large movable equipment, such as tables and chairs, used to make a house, office, or other space suitable for living or working
  • A rich reddish-brown color like that of mahogany wood
  • The tropical American tree that produces this timber, widely harvested from the wild
  • any of various tropical timber trees of the family Meliaceae especially the genus Swietinia valued for their hard yellowish- to reddish-brown wood that is readily worked and takes a high polish
  • wood of any of various mahogany trees; much used for cabinetwork and furniture
  • Hard reddish-brown timber from a tropical tree, used for high-quality furniture
  • reddish brown: a shade of brown with a tinge of red
refinishing mahogany furniture - Mahogany [VHS]
Mahogany [VHS]
Mahogany [VHS]
You know those movies that seemed really, really awesome when you were a teenager? Then, when you saw them again as a adult, you recognized them for the romantic dreck they always were? Mahogany exemplifies the breed. Made in 1975, Mahogany is mired in tedious melodrama that is not enhanced by a predictable and sexist ending. Diana Ross, a poverty-stricken young woman, pulls herself up by her camisole straps until she is at the top of the fashion world. Along the way she meets terrible people who want to use her. They break her heart. She has trouble bouncing back. One of those troubled people who seem to flock to Ross's unstable character is a deranged photographer, played with wild abandonment by Anthony Perkins. His psychotic performance gives this film its only energy. Ross remains unfulfilled until she finds love with inappropriate Billy Dee Williams, who shows none of his usual charisma. --Rochelle O'Gorman

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The Whalehead Club
The Whalehead Club
The Whalehead Club is a historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed in bold yellow and striking copper, stands on a vast green lawn bordering the Currituck Sound. At first sight of the 23,000-square-foot Art Nouveau home, so out of place in the Outer Banks landscape, it’s immediately apparent that it has an intriguing past and a fascinating story to tell. The Whalehead Club, on the National Register of Historic Places, sat empty and abandoned for nearly 25 years until Currituck County bought the building with the intent of restoring it. Since 1999, the county has painstakingly restored the house to the way it looked when it was completed in 1925 (then known as Corolla Island). The near $5 million restoration began with the replacement of the copper roof. The exterior of the house and boathouse are exactly the same paint colors as the originals, as are the interior walls. The interior has been completely restored, from the coffered ceilings down to the $120,000 cork floors. Many of the original fixtures and details remain: The water lily motif carvings again stand out near the dining room ceiling, the duck head door handles are back in place, the Tiffany glass light fixtures shine again, the mahogany trim and woodwork has been refinished. A team of researchers has tracked down as much information as possible to make the restoration as accurate as possible. Recently, the research team has been focusing its efforts on finding as much of the original furnishings as possible. Mrs. Knight’s piano and Mr. Knight’s iron safe and portrait were some of the only original furnishings left in the house when the restoration began. China and a few pieces of furniture, including a Louis Majorelle tea table, have been returned. The dining room is completely furnished as it was originally, including Tiffany sconces and water lily shades. An exhibition on display in the basement showcases some of the Knights’ and other owners’ treasured artifacts. The copious research has also turned up much information about the original owners Edward and Marie Louise LeBel Knight themselves. Local lore had always portrayed Mrs. Knight as a sharp shooting ruffian who was indignant about being ostracized from Outer Banks hunt club society. But as the researchers uncover information about Mrs. Knight, this seems unlikely. We now know that Mrs. Knight was educated, wealthy and socially accepted in Newport society. In her city clothes and ways, she was very different from the women of the Currituck Outer Banks and likely shocked the locals. This led to misperceptions about her, which have been passed down through the years. The staff at the Whalehead Club now has every reason to believe she was a dignified, well-respected woman. The Whalehead Club staff gives guided tours of the house interior. The tours offer a wealth of information about the architectural style of the house, the first owners, the history of Corolla and the northern Outer Banks, and the transforming restoration of the home.
Secret 28- My father's name...Gale Berdean Gibson. Today would have been his 89th birthday.
Secret 28- My father's name...Gale Berdean Gibson.  Today would have been his 89th birthday.
Growing up mostly i remember being at odds with my Dad in one way or another. I never felt I was good enough at anything to satisfy him. Our relationship was strained at best, Not only was he an exceptional athlete (drafted to play professional football with the Detroit Lions) he was popular and extremely handsome. As an officer in the Marine Corps he was used to people obeying him without question. For some reason that just never set quite right with me. I questioned most everything... we were not cut from the same cloth and not even fear of his wrath was enough to keep me on the straight and narrow. Neither was I kind to him... my favorite joke was to tell people that I got all my brains from my father, because my mother still had hers. There is one particularly cherished memory I have though that probably gives a good sense of the our better selves. From about the time I was in Junior High School, during certain weekends Dad would take me with him to the Berlin Farmers' Market where I was encourage to explore and spend my money on good deals. Ofte this would be an old piece of painted furniture that Dad would show me the dovetail joints and the Mahogany wood beneath the paint, and i was encouraged to haggle for a good deal (about 60% of the asking price usually). We would bring our find home and dad taught me how to strip and refinish them. By the end of High School I had a room full of very nice furniture. I felt trusted and knowledgeable beyond my years

refinishing mahogany furniture
refinishing mahogany furniture
Lady Sings the Blues
The essence of Billie Holiday, one of America's most loved and memorable blues singers, is captured brilliantly in a tour-de-force debut performance by singer Diana Ross. Filled with the greatest songs of the incomparable "Lady Day," this stunning film biography received five Academy Award. nominations, including Diana Ross for "Best Actress." Costarring Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor.

Diana Ross stars as legendary blues singer Billie Holiday in this biopic that chronicles her rise and fall. It begins with her late childhood, a stint as a prostitute, those early days as a blues singer, her marriages, and her drug addiction. Overly glossy and lacking depth, this is worth seeing only for the performances. Diana Ross was nominated for an Oscar for her acting debut. A dynamo with sparkling screen presence, she realistically conveys the confusion and unhappiness that caused Holiday so much grief. Her performance is almost matched by romantic interest Billy Dee Williams. Watch for Richard Pryor, who is most powerful in a dramatic supporting role as the piano player in a brothel. --Rochelle O'Gorman