Tag Archive: Furniture

Reconstructing a NW Chair Co. Rocker

Reconstructing a NW Chair Co. Rocker A reader stated interest in making a SketchUp model of a very comfortable family rocker. (The original rocker was made in the early 1900’s by the Northwest Chair Co in Tacoma, WA.) The reader assembled a SketchUp file, but ran into difficulty with all the component angles and how …

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How to Refinish Furniture

This article is a republish of an article on the web site: howstuffworks.com Is Grandma’s hand-me-down china hutch looking a little worse for wear? How about that coffee table the kids just can’t seem to remember not to put their sippy-cups on? Instead of just tossing out those favorite furniture pieces that are showing their …

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Fix It – If Your Furniture is Broke

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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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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The Twelve Most Influential Periods in American Furniture History

After the first colonists to the Americas set foot on land, history tells us that it took a number of years before their civilization began to take shape. Once it did, the settlers were able to shift their focus from solely surviving to more noble pursuits, such as furniture making. As time went on, furniture …

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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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Repair Tips for Your Wood Furniture

Everybody knows that the best parties end up with a ring on the coffee table or a cigarette burn on the dining room table, but you can shrug off these little party mishaps with a smile when you know the secrets to quick household fixes. The following tips will help you easily repair small accidents …

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