I have been wanting to restore one of these old tube amp console stereos for a long time and last week on Craigs List we found a family that was moving and had 3 dressers a vanity and this console stereo for sale as a group purchase, anyways we bought all the pieces and sold the dressers but I'm keeping the stereo. My plans are to tear it back down to a wood shell and restore it in a contemporary style this cabinet is a well made cabinet made of maple. Man this thing was dirty inside and the particle board interior was coming up as I vacuumed so decided to paint the inside so that when I vacuumed again it would not remove more board and only dust. This stereo sounded great before I started restoring it, but it did need a new needle and it was easy to find a new replacement on the internet also the knobs for volume and balance made a terrible static sound when turned but that was also an easy fix , the dial under the knob's needed cleaning with electric contact cleaner. I will post a video with sound when finished.
Friday, February 4, 2011
This desk maybe the roughest piece of used furniture we have ever bought, this one needed HELP!! big time.
But it had this great oak top that we knew could be beautiful again with a little work.
Look at the bottom drawer??? why would any one put the pull so low??
Here it is, what a difference. the top was stripped back and stained with english chestnut stain and a $5 Goodwill chair was stained and painted to match the desk which was painted Onyx Black and the desk top also was polyurethaned in a satin finish.