I got this antique armoire from some people that were moving. It was falling apart from every joint but all the pc's were there so i brought it home to restore. The interior of the unit was unfinished and alot of the joints were damaged. I repaired all the joints and refitted all the dovetail joints and started gluing it back together. The backing is new due to alot of the slats were missings so i bought some hardwood sheeting from Lowes and cut a new pc and fitted it into the back dado slots - It worked out nicely. Then I started coating the interior with Watco Oak Danish oil because it makes everything match nicely (more pictures later of the finish work).
My question is this - The original finish is unknown and faded out bad. I am wondering if there is a easy way to restore the existing finish without having to sand the unit down. Some of the detail work would be difficult to sand and the unit is in good shape other than the finish being faded or worn looking.
Any thoughts on a good way to fluff up the old finish on this unit ????