For some time now we have been researching refinishing techniques for battered old furniture that needed a facelift before being put back into the world. We wanted to create something that would be both high quality while maintaining some of the original beauty of the piece. After some work, we think we have achieved both of these goals. This desk is our first large refinishing project that we are unveiling. Please let us know what you think. We are still working on other techniques and different looking finishes. But we are happy with this one and look forward to finding it a new home!!