Tag: Antique Restoration

Reviving A 150-year-old Family Heirloom For A New Chapter!

We often forget to take photos of antiques that we work on in our excitement.  This time, we remembered to photograph the process and are so proud to share it with you.  We were almost as ecstatic as the customer when we showed them the big reveal! This is how it used to look. It …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Make Wood Furniture WaterProof

Do you have exterior wood furniture such as a door or patio furniture?  If so waterproofing wooden outdoor furniture is important because this type of furniture is constantly exposed to harsh elements. Exterior spray varnish is a relativity new invention that is much more practical & can be more economical than paint. It can only …

Continue reading

Smelly Furniture?

In today’s post we will be discussing some home remedies to get that smokey smell out of your furniture. Smoke, whether from cigarettes, fire damage, or other burning things, can leave an unpleasant odor in your home. What’s worse is that this smell can stick to your furniture, leaving your house smelling rotten. Fortunately, there …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Recent Projects

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

Being a Picker – how to pick Antiques

With all of the shows on TV  like the American Pickers, HGTV, A&E, Storage Wars, Bargain Hunt, Auction Kings and Pawn Stars there is a lot of interest in looking for the next piece of furniture or antique that is worth a lot of money.  Here are a few tips to get started picking. 5 …

Continue reading