I acquired an old 4-drawer hardwood filing cabinet which could use a
facelift, as I'm thinking of using it in my living room.I guess it was
made in 1950s. Nice brass fittings. Could be oak, although the wood
does look a bit more orangey than typical oak. I saw one of these
things in an antique makll in California for $400. So I was delighted
when I was offered this one free from a relative here in England.
The woodwork is rather attractive, so I'd like to bring out the beauty
of it as much as possible. I'm really not sure what sort of finish it
has had. Should I sand the whole thing down to bare wood and refinish?
Or should I use a less drastic approach?
Anyone got any tips on renovating the piece? (materials, techniques?)