I finally finished the buffet, and got all the sawdust cleaned up, and things put back together again. It looks pretty darn good, particularly considering how bad it was to begin with!
a work in progress, Rolf and I trying to figure out the most effective way to install the new top, and deal with the warped old layers. The trim was another issue, since it was in no manner square or even! Notice how the veneer on the drawers is super warped, then check out how awesome and flat they are in the finished product below!
applying an anti-fungal agent by moonlight
the finished product with three layers of varnish.