CHI Good Questions: Heywood Wakefield Refinishing?

CHI Good Questions: Heywood Wakefield Refinishing?

Janel Laban
Jul 8, 2008

Max sent in a good question: I just recently came into possession of a pair of Heywood Wakefield step end tables that are in need of refinishing. Actually, the previous owner began the job, but gave up after sanding down the horizontal surfaces, leaving the legs with their original wheat finish. I'd ultimately like to match the original finish, and I was hoping some fellow A.T. readers might have some advice on how to do so.

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Bar that, I'd also entertain taking them to a pro, especially if there is anyone in the Chicagoland area with Hey-Wake experience.

We know that Springdale (located in Three Oaks, Michigan) does extensive Heywood Wakefield refinishing, so if you end up going the pro route (and are up for a day trip) they might be worth a look

...but let's open it up to the AT DIY contingent first...can anyone share advice with Max for refinishing his new tables?

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