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Using the correct 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 upon …

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5 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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Sandpaper Guide

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 upon …

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How To Tell if Your Furniture is Worth Refinishing

When you find a piece of wood furniture that needs a little love, it’s really tempting to just fork over the cash and take it home as your next pet project. But wait, says woodworking expert Teri Masaschi, author of Foolproof Wood Finishing: For Those Who Love to Build & Hate to Finish. There are …

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Recommended Stains for your Refinishing Project

We always get asked what type of products do you use and which ones should we stay away from.  Here are some recommendations on the stains that we use at Wood Menders: The stains that we use almost exclusively when we are refinishing furniture comes from General Finishes (http://www.generalfinishes.com).  We purchase them typically at our …

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Peel-And-Stick Wood Panels

Came Across this article from Fast Company:   NOW AVAILABLE FROM WEST ELM, STIKWOOD PANELS ARE ULTRATHIN PLANKS THAT USE LESS ENERGY AND MATERIAL THAN ORDINARY RECLAIMED WOOD.   “I love the smell of wood. The feel of wood. I love everything about wood,” Jerry McCall says. “But I’ve always been a bit upset about …

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Recent Furniture Repair Projects

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Here are some of the recent repair & refinishing projects we have been working on at Wood Menders:   Have you checked out our 2 hour Furniture Repair & Refinishing Class? Check out the schedule here: www.woodmenders.com/classes Until next time – Dan Kaufman

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