Over the past 25 years of repairing furniture, I've seen some real shoddy work that other people have done. Each each time I do, I am thankful for the knowledge that was passed onto me. On this … [Read more...] about Furniture Repair Basics
Do you have a wood repair project that involves filling holes or cracks? On this page I'll explain how I make and apply a wood filler using sawdust and glue. It's quick, simple, and inexpensive. … [Read more...] about Sawdust and Glue = Wood Filler?
Whether it’s a cane seat or larger cane panel like the one seen above, learning how to replace cane webbing can be a rewarding do it yourself project. On this page you'll find a basic overview of … [Read more...] about 7 Steps to Replace Cane Webbing
When repairing deep scratches in furniture there is first the decision of which material to use. Wax filler sticks and putty are the most common because anybody can use them. However, you may have to … [Read more...] about Repairing Furniture Scratches with a Burn in Knife
Mixing shellac to use as a wood finish is as simple as mixing shellac flakes with denatured alcohol. But how much of each, and what is a 3 lb cut? On this page you'll find basic information on how … [Read more...] about How to Mix Shellac
What's the quickest and easiest way to make antique furniture look great? Usually all it takes is an application of either furniture polish or wax. Some polishes will remove wax so it's best to … [Read more...] about Furniture Polish Basics
Re-gluing a loose and wobbly chair can be done two ways. The chair can either be disassembled, or glue can be worked into the joints (without taking the chair apart). Which method to use is … [Read more...] about 2 Ways To Glue Loose Chairs
A quick read here for basic information on bentwood furniture, Michael Thonet, the classic bent wood chair and most common repairs needed. Michael Thonet (1796 - 1871) perfected and patented his … [Read more...] about Thonet’s Impressive Bentwood Furniture