Tag Archive: Antique Repair

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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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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How Cleaning May Restore Your Furniture

Do you keep walking by your dull table and hoping that one of these days it will look like you first brought it home?  Sometimes all your furniture needs is some extra TLC in order to not only restore but breathe new life & extend the life of your furniture. Furniture eventually reaches a point …

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Cool Furniture on the Hit Show Mad-Men

Being a furniture guy you would think that I would have noticed the awesome furniture on the set of Mad-Men, but I didn’t until I cam across this article:   I am guilty of this and I am sure many others out there are as well! My wife enjoys the storyline of the hit AMC …

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Weather Changes & Your Furniture

Wood is very sensitive to water and changes in relative humidity. As the weather changes from season to season, so does the humidity in your home and also the moisture content of your wood furniture. This situation causes the wood to expand and contract with every change in the humidity. The purpose of the finish …

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Recent Projects

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Here are some of the recent projects we have been working on at Wood Menders:   Until next time – Dan @ Wood Menders.

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