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How to Restore Antique Furniture (Manual of Techniques)

  • 160 Pages
  • 4.17 MB
  • English
Crowood Press (UK)
Antique furniture, Furniture & cabinetmaking, Handbooks, manuals, etc, Crafts / Hobbies, Crafts & Hobbies, Hobbies/Crafts, Design - Furniture, General, Antiques, Conservation and restor
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9348032M
ISBN 101861260083
ISBN 139781861260086

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Although Holcombe is concerned with restoring antique English furniture, his techniques can be applied to American mission, Shaker, and just about any other form of furniture. His tips on taking a piece of furniture apart, fixing joints, repairing the dings and scratches of the years, and then Reviews: 1.

If you're one of the many people who like to buy and restore antique furniture, then this is the book for you.

Brimming with tips and advice from a skilled craftsman and teacher, this profusely illustrated woodworking guide will enable you to determine the age of an antique, assess its quality, and learn how to restore and preserve it effectively and profitably/5(18).

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How To Restore Antique Furniture By Holcombe, Colin Paperback Book The Fast Free. Antique wood furniture pieces make popular collectibles due to their classic flair and nostalgic look. If you want to revamp your antique wooden furniture to restore its beauty, follow the steps below to do this project without spending a lot of money.

Step 1 - Clean the Furniture. Apply the mixture with a cloth, taking care not to let the wood get too wet. Rinse the area thoroughly, and dry with a soft, clean cloth to avoid water damage to the wood. If neither of these methods cleans the furniture to your satisfaction, you may need to resort to a solvent cleaning for restoring old furniture.

A terrific book, nicely written and illustrated by vastly experienced people who obviously know the subject inside out. Should possibly have been titled 'The Complete Guide to Repairing and How to Restore Antique Furniture book Antique Furniture' though/5(66).

Old pieces of wood furniture can find new life with a little patience and a coat of oil paint or wood stain.

All remaining paint must be removed from any old wooden furniture pieces before moving on to the finishing process. After removing all paint, smooth the surface of the piece using sand paper or steel wool. Another book I found helpful was “Restoring and Renovating Antique” Furniture by Tom Rowland, also published in There must have been something in the air ineither that or a number of publishers got word that I was in the : Bob Flexner.

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We search the country for treasured objects to restore and bring back to life. A Beginner's Guide to Restoring Antiques. The charm and character of antique furniture develops over time, and can never be emulated by modern replicas.

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From preserving old newspapers to removing ink from old leather, antique restoration can be one of the most gratifying parts of : David Seideman. Restoring old furniture is a rewarding process that can bring a whole new look to the wood pieces in your home.

If you're one of the many people who like to buy and restore antique furniture, then this is the book for you. Brimming with tips and advice from a skilled craftsman. Restoring old furniture can be a handy skill to. Helpful Tips When Restoring Antique Furniture.

Below are some handy hints and tips on how to restore antique furniture. Some of these methods are used by our restorers when cleaning our quality pieces before they go up for sale. The correct method to apply Wax on Antique Furniture.

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You'll find the few materials you'll need, such as denatured alcohol, wax sticks, and touch-up markers, in the paint and finishes aisle at most home-improvement : Michael Dresdner. What to Do Before You Tackle a Restoration Project. Take some time to inspect the piece of furniture for any identifying labels or marks that might help you research its origin.

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Antique furniture restoration expert Simon Gilboy demonstrates how to restore old wood furniture with a natural finish, allowing the grain of the timber to shine through. In this easy-to-follow.

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Refinishing old or antique wooden furniture is a popular hobby and has been growing in interest over the past several years. It’s a creative and rewarding DIY project that can provide you with eclectic and high-quality pieces for your home or office space.

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The final step before you apply a new finish is to scuff the old finish. Sand by hand with grit sandpaper, then progress to grit, and finish with grit.

Wipe off the dust and brush or spray one touch-up coat of the same finish that's already on the piece of furniture. I am restoring an old wooden trunk. There is no visable finish, and been stored under cover but exposed to wood has cracked in several places.

I plan on gluing and clamping these areas to repair them. My fear is the wood 1s so dried out that when I clamp it, the stress may cause additional cracking. I plan on using a clear finish, so any type of oil may.

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Use these steps to find out the value of your antique furniture once and for all. Whether you have a love or distaste for antiques, one thing’s for certain — some old furniture can be worth a lot of money.

However, looking up the value of antique furniture can be a misleading experience, especially when your knowledge is limited. Invaluable. Invaluable is an auction site for art and antiques, and it provides free information on the value of items sold on the site.

You can browse through the furniture by manufacturer name or the type of piece to get an idea of its value. WorthPoint.

WorthPoint specializes in recent sales of specific items of antique furniture and art. You can use the past auction results and sale Author: Kate Miller-Wilson. Restoring antique leather is a delicate task requiring patience and attention to detail, but the rewards are well worth the effort.

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