finished restoring this antique secretary desk from around the early 1900's that was practically junk when I found it. Had to be sanded, stained, old hardware added, hand painted the lettering, and finally varnished.
Restored these heavy solid oak antique Long Beach City Firehouse chairs from 1906 that were so trashed that I got 'em for free. After a lot of repair they're once again rock solid and super comfortable. They don't make them like this anymore.