One of my items that I am currently restoring is this beautiful retro teak Parker chair. It was in quite a state as you can see when I first picked it up but its lovely curving design caught my eye.
The exposed finger joints and beautiful grain (although slightly hidden due to weathering) only reinforced what a quality piece this once was, and upon closer inspection I found a makers label – Parker.
The chair is structurally very sound. The teak timber finish and upholstery however are not due to weathering (more than likely this chair was outside on someones veranda/back deck/patio).
After removing the seat and back rest I started to sand the entire frame with some 80 grit sand paper, always sanding with the grain. Once that was done I started again using a smoother grade of sandpaper – 180 grit this time. Once completed I moved up to some 400 grit sand paper for the final sand.
I am very impressed with the result so far.