Cari Cucksey travels to downtown Detroit to meet a musician that wants to appraise a Les Paul Jr guitar. The guitar has been refinished; can he still sell it for what it is worth? She then refinishes a furniture cart with stain.
Properly cared for, a wood cutting board will give you decades of faithful service. Follow our tips for restoring the wood surface then whipping up your own inexpensive board conditioner to keep your butcher block in tip-top shape.
Give an old table a new look by applying a new laminate top. Start by roughing up the tables glossy finish to give the adhesive a good surface to stick to. Using contact cement, apply two coats to both surfaces. Place wood strips between the table and laminate to prevent them from making contact and adhering until you have the laminate in position, then remove each strip. Finish by trimming the laminate to fit the table's shape and use a file or sandpaper to finish the edge smooth.