Tag Archive: Antique repair

Oct 09

Hardwood Flooring Exposed! Maple Oak

There is something about the smooth, continuous beauty of a hardwood floor that is so inviting, and architecturally foundational to American homes.  Whether your flooring is natural American hardwood such as red oak, southern yellow pine, ash, or maple; hardwood flooring is both a significant visual asset and equitable investment. If your home doesn’t already …

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Jul 26

Creative Faux Finishing color application

Now that we have discussed how to create texture on wooden furnishings in Part one of Creative Faux Finishing; we can address the various ways to place color on an object, creating a unique, and believable  Antique effect. In this article we will discuss the following methods of color application: 1)      Antique color ‘rub-out.’ 2)      …

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Jan 03

Antique Restoration Made Easy – Part 2

In this article (part two of a two part series) we will discuss how to perform easy, simple repairs to damaged, or broken wood furnishings. The most common problem with old wooden furnishings is the dehydration of glue in the attachments, and joints.   This is what typically causes tables to wobble, chairs to collapse, plant …

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Jan 03

Antique Restoration Made Easy – Part 1

How often have your heard about someone who made a fantastic find at their neighborhood garage sale, but were afraid of the cost and hard work involved, getting their discovery repaired and made new?  Let’s discuss Antique Restoration Made Easy in this, part one of a two part series. 1) Stripping the finish. 2) How …

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