Tag: Dan Kaufman

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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Just Fix It

Today’s post is a great article that was in some US versions of the Wall Street Journal on February 25th, 2012   When a piece of furniture goes to pieces, you don’t have to. Take it to one of the repair shops trusted by top decorators It might not be a 15th-century Renaissance terra-cotta relief, …

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Recent Projects

Here are some recent furniture repair and refinishing projects that we have been working on at Wood Menders. Enjoy!     Until Next Time – Dan @ Wood Menders

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. Above all, be patient, even though some finishes can be …

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