OP Woodcraft | Restored Mahogany Thunder box – commode

Restored Mahogany Thunder box – commode


  • 31 Dec


  • opwoodcraft

Client Commission

My client gave me numerous pieces to work on but this one was the most bizarre. The commode was very badly water damaged and had been kept in an out house in very damp conditions. I’m still amazed at how the final piece looked compared to the original state.

This was restored and refinished in my Blockley workshop in the heart of the Cotswold’s.

The Thunder box was stripped, neutralised, re-glued and cramped, antique mahogany grain filler was brushed on then the French polishing finish was achieved along side a stipple mix.