Tag Archive: refinishing

Smelly Furniture?

In today’s post we will be discussing some home remedies to get that smokey smell out of your furniture. Smoke, whether from cigarettes, fire damage, or other burning things, can leave an unpleasant odor in your home. What’s worse is that this smell can stick to your furniture, leaving your house smelling rotten. Fortunately, there …

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Recent Projects

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Here are some recent projects from Wood Menders:   Until Next Time – Dan @ Wood Menders

Recent Furniture Projects

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Here are some recent Furniture Repair & Refinishing Projects from Wood Menders:   Until Next Time – Dan @ Wood Menders

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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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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Furniture Dents & How to Repair

Small, shallow dents in pine and other soft woods are usually easy to remove; large and deep dents, especially in hard wood, are harder to repair. Dents are easiest to remove from bare wood. Very large, shallow dents are probably best left untreated. Very deep dents should be filled, as detailed below for cracks and …

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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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