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 the world. …

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Recent Furniture Repair Projects

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Here are some of the recent furniture repair projects we have been working on at Wood Menders:

How to take care of those Furniture Scratches

Do you walk by a certain piece of furniture and if the light hits it just right you see a lot of scratched on the finish? If you have never gotten around to getting it fixed or tackling it yourself.  Here are 2 quick fixes that will help get rid of those scratches. 1 – …

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Quality Furniture or not really….

We always get asked on what to look for when buying furniture both old and new to ensure that it is good quality and that it will last for many years to come.  Here are a few things to look for when shopping for that new piece of furniture: Dovetail Joints Solid Wood or Plywood …

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The Windsor Chair

One type of chair that everyone is familiar with is the ever-present Windsor. But why are there so many of them and what is the basis for America’s love affair with that type of chair? The word “Windsor” is usually capitalized in deference to the supposed point of origin of this style chair, the area …

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White Marks on your Furniture

With the Holidays here and the parties that go with it – I thought we should go back and cover white water & heats marks on your furniture and some simple tricks to get rid of them. White cloudy stains are typically caused by placing hot dishes directly on the table as well as some …

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The Twelve Most Influential Periods in American Furniture History

After the first colonists to the Americas set foot on land, history tells us that it took a number of years before their civilization began to take shape. Once it did, the settlers were able to shift their focus from solely surviving to more noble pursuits, such as furniture making. As time went on, furniture …

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