Fix It – If Your Furniture is Broke

Today’s post is a great article that was in some US versions of the Wall Street Journal on February 25th, 2012   When a piece of furniture goes to pieces, you don’t have to. Take it to one of the repair shops trusted by top decorators It might not be a 15th-century Renaissance terra-cotta relief, …

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Preserve Your Furniture

I recently came across while researching a piece of furniture that was appraised in the 70’s for over $30,000 an article that the conservation staff at The Henry Ford put together on the care & preservation of of furniture in particular antiques and collectibles. If you have any antiques (over 100 years old) take note …

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Easy Furniture Finishing Tips

Today’s post is a great article that I found in Popular Woodworking.  Enjoy! Furniture finishing doesn’t have to be complicated or mysterious. That’s not to say that even experienced finishers don’t run into problems from time to time; everybody does. But there are ways to make the outcome of your project finishing a lot more predictable …

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Cleaning a Leather Sofa

Leather furniture requires specific methods of care. With regular maintenance and the right products, you can keep a leather sofa clean and in good condition. Use the tips below to clean your leather sofa. Steps Dust the sofa thoroughly. Pay special attention to the spaces between the sofa’s seat cushions. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove …

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Restoring Your Furniture in 10 Steps

Professional furniture restorers and hobbyists alike all have one thing in common: the desire to pluck a piece of furniture off the side of the road and restore it to its former glory. What’s not to like? You’re saving something from a landfill and breathing new life into a forgotten item. The former owner only saw a …

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Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing & Restoration

Is refinishing kitchen cabinets less expensive than replacing? The answer is yes, even with a decorative finish! Depending on the quality of the replacement cabinets, the cost can be 50 – 75% less. Painting is a great alternative when all you desire is a fresh updated look and the existing cabinets are functional, a good …

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A Great Dictionary on Wood Furniture

I came across this article at NationalFurnitureSupply.com: Wooden furniture evokes an awareness of of convention, harkening back to the days when family goods cant be found only hand made but typically also self-produced. Wood pieces of furniture comes in a variety of wood varieties and finishes to match any home decorating. Of the countless woods …

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