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How to Identify Different Types of Wood in Antique Furniture

Furniture-makers choose different types of woods to be used in furniture for their various qualities.  With a myriad of ways to cut and stain wood, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the type of wood used in antique furniture and trace it to a specific period.  There are additional variations within each wood type, …

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top 10 reasons to restore old windows

Top Ten Reasons to Restore or Repair Windows 1. Because your windows fit your house. Quirky as they might be, your older windows fit your house. Care was taken to match the weight and style of window to the building, the trim, etc. They have expanded and contracted with the seasons. With proper weather stripping …

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How to Refinish Furniture

This article is a republish of an article on the web site: Is Grandma’s hand-me-down china hutch looking a little worse for wear? How about that coffee table the kids just can’t seem to remember not to put their sippy-cups on? Instead of just tossing out those favorite furniture pieces that are showing their …

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A Study of Furniture Elements For Smaller Bedrooms

When we enter any bedroom the first thing we notice is the furniture. All humans always see interiors and all decorating ideas that are executed in “elevation”. This means we always see the face of the furniture. Every object in the bedroom large or small has a direct relation to dimensions of the human body. …

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How to Quickly Take Care of Scratches on Your Furniture

When that heartbreaking first ding or scratch appears on your new furniture, the marks left behind are especially obvious if the stain is scraped off and the lighter wood beneath it is revealed.  Let’s face it – furniture is meant to be used, not just sit there collecting dust.  But the downside if you are …

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Recent Projects

Here are some recent project that we have been working on at wood Menders:   Until Next Time – Dan @ Wood Menders

Hope For The Holidays

In a span of six days last week, two different people I know were impacted by events that would seem unrelated. But, to me, they are related. At the very least, maybe my psyche just needs them to be. On December 8, a Saturday night, a young couple I know welcomed their first child into …

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