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Cuban Mahogany Game Table, Hander Woodworking
Cuban Mahogany Game Table, Hander Woodworking
The Cuban mahogany game table is shown as it arrived at Hander Woodworking (on the left) and as the finished, conserved piece (on the right).  As can be seen in the left picture, the piece arrived with the finish heavily sun bleached to the point of milky opacity in areas.  One can also see a number of large areas of past veneer repair using colored burn-in sticks, also known as shellac sticks.  They are the dark areas seen on the corners and in other locations on the table.  The burn-in repairs were removed and replaced with actual veneer cut from Cuban mahogany blanks Hander Woodworking had from a previous job.  The original shellac finish was then re-amalgamated which restored the natural patina.  A protective coating of fresh cut shellac was added and the piece was rubbed out, waxed and buffed to its finished appearance.