Repairing your Wobbly Chairs

Wobbly Chairs

The change in Michigan weather can wreak havic on your furniture, especially your chairs.  If your chairs are starting to creak or you are scared to sit on it because it is too wobbly – here are 6 steps to fix it up and make your chairs sturdy again.  A couple of tools that you …

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Recent Furniture Repair Projects

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

Characteristics of Furniture Wood

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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Afraid to sit on that Wobbly Chair?

The change in Michigan weather can wreak havoc on your furniture, especially your chairs.  If your chairs are starting to creak or you are scared to sit on it because it is too wobbly – here are 6 steps to fix it up and make your chairs sturdy again.  A couple of tools that you …

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Shifting market for old things

Tom Bassett, Lincoln appraiser, cited the economy and oversupply among reasons for the drop in value of some antiques and collectibles during his antiques appraisal program Saturday during ArtoberFest in Marysville. “E-Bay has created an oversupply of many items,” Bassett said. “The economy has had a negative impact. A high percentage of people in their …

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Using the correct Sandpaper

The first step to finishing any woodworking project is sanding. Whether you choose to use any type of power sander or to sand by hand, you need to select the right type and grit of sandpaper. Sanding with the wrong sandpaper could irreparably damage your handiwork. Choose the Right Grit: Sandpaper is graded based upon …

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Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

  Some History behind Labor Day: In 1882, Matthew Maguire, a machinist, first proposed the holiday while serving as secretary of the CLU (Central Labor Union) of New York.[2] Others argue that it was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May 1882,[3] after witnessing the annual labour festival held in Toronto, Canada.[4]Oregon was the first state to make it a …

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