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Mission Style Furniture25 of 62Early 1900 Oak Washstand - mission oakOak side chair bolted together
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Posted 2 years ago


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This oak buffet belonged to my grandmother and may have belonged to her mother, not sure. I know it is early 1900's at least. After she passed the buffet went to my brother and years later he gave it to me. I refinished it myself back to the original as much as possible. I had to have help putting the inside foundation back together since the old glue had finally given up. An 80 + year old man helped me with that part. It is in much better shape now than then. I polished the darkened brass teardrop hardware.


  1. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    great job debbie -- what did you use for the finish -- nice patina
  2. debbiepike54 debbiepike54, 2 years ago
    Epson...Thank you so much. I believe I used a satin polyurethane varnish. The stain and finish was the easy part after most of the old glue had fallen apart and I like to have never found someone that could put it back together...the inside drawer guides and the drawers themselves were in a heap on my front porch.
  3. debbiepike54 debbiepike54, 2 years ago
    However, that is the most durable hard oak I have in this house...solid and heavy.
  4. Deanteaks Deanteaks, 2 years ago
    very nice buffet, I like the rooster you have on the top left :)
  5. Deanteaks Deanteaks, 2 years ago
    I just posted my chickens :) how about a closeup of yours and the reverse, any marks on yours? thank you for showing, deanteaks
  6. debbiepike54 debbiepike54, 2 years ago
    Thank you for the compliments on the buffet. Oh, that rooster is new from Hobby Lobby. Not an antique, something I love!
  7. debbiepike54 debbiepike54, 2 years ago
    Some of the glassware on the buffet is antique however.
  8. EISENBACH-2-PA EISENBACH-2-PA, 1 year ago
    love the buffet, I always thought "mission" spoke to its style. in that missions in the west had furniture that was very simple.. this is a bit fancy to be mission style. What nice piece though. Great job.
  9. debbiepike54 debbiepike54, 1 year ago
    Thanks Eisenbach, it very well may not be mission oak. I wish I could find out as it has been in our family at least a century. I think I should replace the mirror.
  10. EISENBACH-2-PA EISENBACH-2-PA, 1 year ago
    If you replace the mirror, we always took the original beveled glass, and you can scrape the old flashing off the back.. .the thin coat of reflective paint, then buy a new mirror, cut to size, (a lot easier than you think) and back the old beveled glass with the fresh mirror. this will maintain the aesthetics, and still have fresh mirror. you can but a slab of cheap mirror for $10 or $20. a glass cutter is about $8... looks like a magic marker sort of.. small pen-like tool.

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