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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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Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing & Restoration

Is refinishing kitchen cabinets less expensive than replacing? The answer is yes, even with a decorative finish! Depending on the quality of the replacement cabinets, the cost can be 50 – 75% less. Painting is a great alternative when all you desire is a fresh updated look and the existing cabinets are functional, a good …

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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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Recent Projects

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

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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It’s Worth How Much?

This is a piece we refinished late last year.  Can you guess how much it is worth now that it has been restored after the fire?       Leave your “guesses” below.  The person who gets the closest value will win lunch on me. Until next time – Dan @ Wood Menders

How to take care of those Furniture Scratches

Do you walk by a certain piece of furniture and if the light hits it just right you see alot of scratched on the finish? If you have never gotten around to getting it fixed or tackling it yourself.  Here are 2 quick fixes that will help get rid of those scratches. 1 – You …

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