Guest gregryjo Posted December 4, 2006 Report Share Posted December 4, 2006 I thought the A-4's were made of solid wood until I decided to sand them. (Mind you I am not talking about the vinyl Advents here). To my dismay what looked like solid walnut turns out to be a walnut facia over particle board. I sanded maybe a 1/64" off to find this out.Does everyone else know this, or am I naive? I've had them since 1987 and I was under the impression that it was solid wood. I have also seen these same Advents advertised as solid wood on Ebay.Anyway, I learned my lesson a bit too late after exposing a tad of the particle board underneath, but in the process realized that I could easily nsand the old walnut surface (just not too aggressive) and as a result made my beat up cabinets like new. I used 36, 80, 120 and then 200 grit sandpaper. It took me all but 2 hours and the result was amazing. I then applied walnut oil on the finish and they look increible. The only difference from the factory fresh was that the moulding around the front was much lighter. It gave it a distinctive two tone look, yet strikingly beautiful.Any comments on the walnut over particle board revelation?Gregryjo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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