Wooden storage box restoration

Artur and I have been busy this weekend with two restoration ‘projects’. Here’s the first:

This storage box has been stored in Artur’s previous garage for years, it was damp and cold. As a result, there was water damage! My mum nicknamed the box ‘Rover’.

Before picture:

First we removed the door and sanded down all the damaged areas. Both on the box itself and the door.


Once sanding was complete, we then gave the box a rub down with a damp cloth. Ensuring we didn’t get the box too wet.

Next we treated the wood in a deep mahogany stain/varnish and after a bunch of coats (I forget how many) it went from a red to a nice dark redish brown.


After treating the wood and it drying completely we fixed the handles back on the door and refitted the door.


Above ^^ Rover! The complted box now in our living room 🙂

Total: Less than £10.00

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