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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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Be Thankful for It All

It’s the time of year when we’re reminded to be grateful and count our blessings. It’s a time of year when I’m reminded there’s a difference. “Counting your blessings” isn’t really being grateful. Yes, it’s bound to lead to some level of gratitude when you take a break, reflect and realize all the good things …

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Guide to Furniture Woods

In today’s post – we are going to be looking at wood characteristics and your furniture. Almost any type of wood could be used to build furniture, but some woods have always been favored for their beauty, durability, and workability. Before 1900, most furniture was made with these woods: walnut, oak, mahogany, rosewood, fruitwoods, and …

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Buying Old Furniture – What to Look For

If you have a worn old dresser or rickety heirloom chair on your hands, you may be thinking of refinishing it yourself.  Older mass-produced pieces whose origins fall somewhere between 1850 and 1960 are ideal candidates for refinishing. With a few exceptions, they don’t have high value as antiques but are solidly made and can …

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!