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Refinish Furniture Tips and Information

Furniture refinishing is very satisfying whether it's refinishing furniture you already have or a piece of yard sale furniture that's begging you to take it home and refinish it.

We have lots of pages of information and tips for stripping furniture and refinishing stained and finished wood furniture. We move on to staining and applying a clear finish

In a hurry? Try our Basic furniture refinishing section, just the bare bones information.

Should you Refinish or Restore? Maybe a good furniture cleaning and removing old wax and polish buildup will work wonders for an old piece of furniture or antique.

See the new Wicker Section Menu We have some pages concerning Cleaning Wicker, Refinishing Wicker, how to repair wicker and a general page on Wicker.
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Furniture Refinishing
kitchen cabinet refacing refinishing
picture framing
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When you refinish furniture take care of your skin.

Your skin can really take a beating from the chemicals necessary for stripping and refinishing furniture. Be sure to take a look at the page on Hand and Skin Care and prepare for the inevitable cracked or ripped rubber or vinyl glove. The chemicals are harsh on the gloves too.

Be sure to visit our Site Map, it's an index of all of our pages, with descriptions and links to the pages.We have a page with pictures and descriptions of, clear furniture finish material with pages for the the other types of furniture refinishing materials. The furniture refinishing materials we suggest and recommend are the types and brands which we have used and have experienced good results.

We have a Catalog Center for your convenience. We have some good suppliers of furniture refinishing supplies. See below for more information.

Hoosier Cabinets (aka) Kitchen Queen

Are you restoring a hoosier cabinet (also known as a kitchen queen and several other names) and need parts? Visit our catalog section many parts are available there. Other restoration material too.

Painted Patio Furniture

Painted patio furniture really comes back to life with a fresh coat of paint, and it's easy to do, more inside.

Unfinished Furniture

Preparing and finishing unfinished furniture can be a real bonus discount over the price of finished furniture.

Catalog Center



Our Catalog Center has links to suppliers of refinishing materials, reed and cane supplies for wicker chair seats and wicker repair.

We also have links to new furniture, wood, leather and wicker. Childrens bedroom furniture is one of our first.

Watch for weathervanes, sundials, bird baths and some other interesting items too. We'll try to add some history and intesting facts as well as purchasing information.

Never an obligation, just take a look for the interesting information.

Visit the Catalog Center home page for more

Hand and Skin Care

Just a quick note on hand and skin care. See our Hand and Skin Care page for more information. Stripper can strip the oils from your skin even more quickly than it strips an oil finish from a piece of furniture. Even calloused lumberjacks aren't immune from this problem. Would you believe, Bag Balm is one of the best products for skin care when you're stripping! Ask any cow, farmer or my wife. Actually I've never carried on a very deep conversation with a cow, but I've read what farmers have to say and my wife has always sworn by Bag Balm protection on her hands when she was stripping furniture.

More Information

Try our site search engine to be sure you get all the furniture refinishing information you need from our site. The site search engine is located at the top of each page. Please visit our comment page linked at the bottom of the page and let us know who you are and the project you're working on. Please leave some tips for others.

Satisfying Experience

Furniture refinishing and antique restoration is a very satisfying experience as well as money saving.

More Info

Restoring antiques, and a few asides about marble, particle board, plastic and anything else that comes to mind concerning your furniture.

Ongoing Project

This web site will be like the internet, never static and never completed. There is always more information to share and as requests for additional help come in they create a new, "ah! ha! I've got to add that to the web site". The main limitation is time. We'll add information as quickly as possible, so come back often.

Material and Supplies

You will see frequent references to material and supplies. We recommend several products that we have used over the years and have had good results with. There will be some products shown that we haven't used and we'll let you know when that happens.

Wicker and Rattan

Wicker and rattan is difficult to work with, but not impossible, we have some tips for it too, for example, Cleaning Wicker and Refinishing Wicker.

Particle Board and Antiques

There is an awful lot of particle board used in furniture now days, and a piece of furniture with particle board in it will never become an antique, so we need to preserve all the wood furniture we can for the sake of antiques in the future.

Baby, Office, Bedroom, Dining Room and more

We have lots of free tips for working with baby furniture, office furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture and types of strippers.

Lifetime with Wood

I have spent a lifetime, both puttering with, and being serious about wood. My wife and I had a Furniture Repair and Refinishing business for 20 plus years before that eventful time called retirement came, but I made a career change as a webmaster and giving free information instead of retiring.

Free Tips and Information

We have always been free with information with customers and furniture refinishers, and other, do-it-yourselfers alike and we would like to continue to help people to bring life back to wood furniture.

Lots More

We've got all of the above and lots more too.


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