Tag Archive: Antiques

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 …

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Do You Know Your Furniture Foot Styles?

If every journey begins with a single step, the road to antique furniture knowledge can start with a foot – specifically, the antique foot style of a chair, chest or table. Identifying antique furniture foot styles can be helpful in identifying the approximate age and style of a piece. Listed below are foot styles developed …

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Book Shelf Ideas

Today’s post comes from Buzzfeed – where they give 25 quick Do it yourself ideas to create a book shelf.  There are a lot of pretty neat ideas.  Let us know which one you like best. 25 Awesome DIY Ideas For Bookshelves These easy and clever bookshelves look so much cooler than anything you can …

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Recent Projects

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

Recent Projects

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Here are some recent projects that we have been working on at Wood Menders: Until Next Time – Dan @ Wood Menders

Guide To 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 …

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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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