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Title: Sequoia questions
Post by: crowderjd on October 28, 2017, 10:11:33 AM
Hello all, it's been a crazy month and I haven't had a lot of time to devote to restoration work recently.  But I'm looking to restore my Sequoia in November.  I did refinish the handle this week, but I'm curious as to thoughts regarding repainting or refinishing.  I believe this Sequoia is from around 1975-6...and I think it was repainted at some point based on paint splotches on the hardware.  There's some charred wood as well which I'm not too sure what to do about, if anything.  So, I'm throwing it out for you all.  Was it painted?  It seems some later Sequoias were this color...should I strip it and refinish?  I know @Hogsy did a restore, and I've seen his thread, just curious what thoughts others have.  Thanks!


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Title: Re: Sequoia questions
Post by: Mike in Roseville on October 29, 2017, 02:09:40 PM
Was it painted? Yes. Look at the nail heads...they are the same color as the wood.

You could sand it down, but by the looks of the paint, it may contain lead. I say that because our cabin had similar paint/wear before we stripped it nearly 30 years ago. There is a way that lead paint lays and wears that looks different than stuff used now.

Good news is once you get the paint off, redwood will sand and look new when you refinish it.

As for getting the paint off, there are a few ways to do it. Whatever method you use, lay down a plastic sheet and use a quality respirator.


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Title: Re: Sequoia questions
Post by: Dale Benson on October 29, 2017, 04:17:21 PM
Hi Crowder,

I restored my Sequoia this summer. Very similar color to yours I think. I tried at one point to post a write-up but I ended up getting blocked from the site when I attempted to upload a bunch of the pics for some unknown reason. [This same thing happened about two years ago, too.] It was weeks and weeks before I magically regained access one day, so I've decided to not try to upload pictures any more.

Instead, here is a link [https://www.flickr.com/gp/ddb_dyt/3w4ij4] to my Flickr album with a bunch of pics of the restore. No write-up. Good luck and have fun with your restore.

Dale

Edit: Sorry Crowder, I got sidetracked while responding to your post earlier. I meant to tell you that I sanded all the wood on mine. It's not too difficult to completely disassemble all pieces and sand them individually. The top surfaces were pretty badly weathered and took a bit more sanding.
Title: Re: Sequoia questions
Post by: crowderjd on November 14, 2017, 08:53:27 PM
@Dale Benson and others, paint removal is going well...what have others used to seal or stain their Sequoias? 
Title: Re: Sequoia questions
Post by: Paul Isa on November 14, 2017, 09:08:46 PM
Dale,

Your restore looks fantastic. What stain color did you use? My Sequoia is in pretty good condition and I wasn't going to re-stain it until I saw how beautiful yours looks.
Title: Re: Sequoia questions
Post by: Dale Benson on November 15, 2017, 06:16:46 AM
Well thank you, Paul.
The stain I used was MinWax Golden Pecan.
Title: Re: Sequoia questions
Post by: captjoe06 on November 15, 2017, 12:50:49 PM
Hi Crowder,

I restored my Sequoia this summer. Very similar color to yours I think. I tried at one point to post a write-up but I ended up getting blocked from the site when I attempted to upload a bunch of the pics for some unknown reason. [This same thing happened about two years ago, too.] It was weeks and weeks before I magically regained access one day, so I've decided to not try to upload pictures any more.

Instead, here is a link [https://www.flickr.com/gp/ddb_dyt/3w4ij4] to my Flickr album with a bunch of pics of the restore. No write-up. Good luck and have fun with your restore.

Dale

Edit: Sorry Crowder, I got sidetracked while responding to your post earlier. I meant to tell you that I sanded all the wood on mine. It's not too difficult to completely disassemble all pieces and sand them individually. The top surfaces were pretty badly weathered and took a bit more sanding.


Uhm, WOW!


Unbelievable restore.  Thanks for sharing that link!
Title: Re: Sequoia questions
Post by: 1spacemanspiff on March 02, 2018, 12:05:10 PM
That's crazy good!  Job well done.
Title: Re: Sequoia questions
Post by: Firemunkee on March 02, 2018, 12:20:52 PM
Hi Crowder,

I restored my Sequoia this summer. Very similar color to yours I think. I tried at one point to post a write-up but I ended up getting blocked from the site when I attempted to upload a bunch of the pics for some unknown reason. [This same thing happened about two years ago, too.] It was weeks and weeks before I magically regained access one day, so I've decided to not try to upload pictures any more.

Instead, here is a link [https://www.flickr.com/gp/ddb_dyt/3w4ij4] to my Flickr album with a bunch of pics of the restore. No write-up. Good luck and have fun with your restore.

Dale

Edit: Sorry Crowder, I got sidetracked while responding to your post earlier. I meant to tell you that I sanded all the wood on mine. It's not too difficult to completely disassemble all pieces and sand them individually. The top surfaces were pretty badly weathered and took a bit more sanding.


Uhm, WOW!


Unbelievable restore.  Thanks for sharing that link!

This. Amazing job! That wood looks gorgeous.
Title: Re: Sequoia questions
Post by: crowderjd on March 02, 2018, 01:08:37 PM
Just to make it easier to see @Dale Benson amazing restore:

https://www.flickr.com/gp/ddb_dyt/3w4ij4
Title: Re: Sequoia questions
Post by: jcnaz on March 02, 2018, 02:39:34 PM
Dale, that is beautiful!
Title: Re: Sequoia questions
Post by: Lowbrass on March 02, 2018, 06:03:13 PM
I absolutely love that restore!  Beautiful job!


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Title: Re: Sequoia questions
Post by: CatskillSmoker on March 02, 2018, 06:11:32 PM
That is absolutely beautiful. Grate job on the whole thing. WOW
What you put into it is just pure LOVE. Awesome share.