870 Police Wood Furniture

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  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage
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    So, I have a set of police wood from an 870, but it isn't the normal walnut, it's orangish colored wood. Is it still walnut? I thought that's all they used. I want to strip it and refinish it, but I want it dark. image.jpeg
     
  2. Joe13

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    Then just use a dark stain.

    Check for color on the inside of the pump.
     
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    It almost looks like Birchwood in the picture.
     
  4. ditchtiger

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    Funny how that works out.
     
  5. coop44

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    Done soooo many stock repairs. Strip it, personally I use a piece of picture frame glass held at a 90 degree angle and draw it with the grain with a little patience you can remove 95 percent of the finish in a few minutes, no stupid chemicals. To get the color right may take a combination of stains. and then finish it off with boiled linseed oil.

    a few other thoughts:
    walnut can be avery light colored wood
    get creative and use a REAL shellac, personally I think it makes a great looking finish.
     

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