This is a Lane cedar chest that had been in the family for a long time. Its weatherstripping was intact and so the scent was still strong, and the piece was well worth preserving. On the top and sides, deep gouges, peeling veneer, a nasty failing greenish crust finish, mildew and buckling caused by water damage were the challenges here. We repaired the damage and colored the piece a rich red brown to match a bed in the same room. Fortunately there was a small piece of the four poster bed (the top of one post) that could be transported to the studio – this is essential for matching a color. We then gave the surface a nice glossy french polish.