Catchy huh. Loving woodworking I don't always do it as a business but sometimes just for the fun of it or to help someone. Our men's ministry had this old cabinet they were using as a podium but had it covered with a cloth. One of the associate pastors asked me if I could stain this cabinet to make it look better. My first expression was brother you need to burn that thing & start all over.
After looking at it for a few minutes it had good structure & was well built but abused. I first told him I couldn't stain it because it had been painted & had a lot of names carved on it. Knowing me he said just take it, do what you want with it, & make it look good.
I first thought about painting it but it would take a lot of sanding to get this thing ready to paint & look good. I had a 4 x 8 sheet of pre-finished cabinet skin from a job I had left over that was blemished & couldn't be used as a whole. I was told to eliminate the doors so that made it a little easier & quicker to get back to them. I built a new top & basically covered everything bad with something good. I blacked out the interior with a dark gray. I had to match the new trim with the old color of the skin. It took a while but mixing four different colors of stain I finally got a good match. I also put wheels under the back side so to move it you just tilt it back & go. They were very happy with it & my reward was just to have fun at what I do & to help someone.
The lovely before pics