Tag: Dan Kaufman

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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DYI: Fun and Professional Finishing Tips You Probably Didn’t Know

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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Cleaning a Leather Sofa

Leather furniture requires specific methods of care. With regular maintenance and the right products, you can keep a leather sofa clean and in good condition. Use the tips below to clean your leather sofa. Steps Dust the sofa thoroughly. Pay special attention to the spaces between the sofa’s seat cushions. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove …

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Quality Furniture or not really….

We always get asked on what to look for when buying furniture both old and new to ensure that it is good quality and that it will last for many years to come.  Here are a few things to look for when shopping for that new piece of furniture: Dovetail Joints Solid Wood or Plywood …

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White Marks on your Furniture

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With the Holidays here and the parties that go with it – I thought we should go back and cover white water & heats marks on your furniture and some simple tricks to get rid of them. White cloudy stains are typically caused by placing hot dishes directly on the table as well as some …

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Recent Furniture Repair Projects

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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