Tag Archive: Painting Furniture

Should I 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 to refinish a piece of furniture. Above all, be patient, …

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Recent Projects from Wood Menders

Here are some of the most recent projects we have been working on – Enjoy:

Sticking Drawers?

One of the most frustrating things is trying to open open your dresser drawer (or any other drawer for that matter) and it sticks or is extremely hard to open. A quick fix to help allow those drawers to open more smoothly is to use a little bit of paraffin wax on the drawer slides. …

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Faux Finishes

Faux finishing is almost as simple as repainting furniture. However, unlike simple painting where you just change the color, faux finishing adds a little more detail to your furniture. It will not only give your furniture a new look but it can also add character to it. There are many ways to faux finish furniture. Listed …

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Recent Projects

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

A Look at a Rococo Revival Furniture Master’s Work

Chair from a Belter Parlor Set – 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 When it comes to Rococo Revival furniture, John Henry Belter was no doubt the master craftsman working in the mid-1800s. He was so …

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Recent Projects

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

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