Tag Archive: antique restroration

Should I refinish or paint?

Refinishing the piece means taking off the old finish and creating a new one. It’s physically demanding, so be prepared to use some elbow grease for this messy and cumbersome job. For those do-it-yourselfers, it’s best to use a combination of chemical strippers and sanding to refinish a piece of furniture. Above all, be patient, …

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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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Some Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 in the year 461 AD. It is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in …

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Originals and Revival Furniture Pieces Sharing a Common Name

American Rococo Petticoat Console Table – Part of the Furniture Collection at The Queen Anne Private Residence Club in Eureka Springs, Ark. (http://www.thequeenannemansion.com/) – Photo Courtesy of The Queen Anne Mansion True Rococo Rococo, pronounced roh-coh-coh, is also known as Late Barouque by some antiques enthusiasts and historians. While not as common, it can also …

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Repurposing old Items

Today’s post is an article that was in the New York Times last week about repurposing old items.  enjoy Finding Beauty in Old Things By SALLY MCGRANE LoFi StudioThe One for All storage system was inspired by the multicolored plastic boxes used to transport goods in Europe. Writing in Wednesday’s Times about the Repair Cafe in …

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Recent Projects

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Here are some recent projects that we have been working on.

Recent Projects

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Check out some of the recent projects that we have been working on at Wood Menders:   Do you have a project you are working on or are planning on working on soon?  Wood Menders can help – we have a two hour Furniture Repair & Refinishing class where we will walk you through how …

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