|This picture's quality is for the birds, and so was this dresser.|
There was nothing structurally wrong with it, but it had tons of deep scratches, especially on the top - the results of someone's pet bird making the dresser its home. This dresser even had some bird poop on it. Yuck!
Like many dressers from the 60s, this one had a thick layer of varnish on the top. I stripped it using Citristrip (more on that in another post) and discovered a beautiful walnut top. I also discovered that the bird scratches, although deep, didn't make it down to the wood. Yeah!