The seat and back of my early production DCM were originally red. But time and neglect had rendered them too shabby and faded to simply clean, wax and call good. Fortunately there was no mechanical damage. I have carefully sanded to remove almost all of the red stain or dye from the birch veneer. Now I must make a decision about refinishing and would like to try to reproduce the original red color if possible. I suspect that the original color may have been a dye but would like confirmation on this. Advice and comments welcome.
17 Apr 2018