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The Adirondack chair is one of the most copied and most comfortable outdoor and patio chairs you will ever sit in.
Auctions can be pretty handy if you are addicted to bargain store furniture to fix up, refinish or restore.
A word of Caution is always in order when you work with potentially dangerous chemicals and tools.
Citristrip Is a very good enviromental and pretty good people friendly paint and furniture stripper. Be sure to read the warning at the bottom of the page. The stripper has bothered a couple of people.
When you clean furniture in preparation for stripping and refinishing or in the process of furniture or antique restoration it's different than just general every day cleaning.
Deft lacquer Is a real easy to use brushing lacquer that gives an excellent finish. It's pretty smelly and you need windows open and good ventilation, but it's worth it for the ease of use and eye catching appearance.
How you finish wood furniture will be it's final glowing appearance. It's said that preparation is 90% of a good furniture finish, so prepare well and apply the final finish carefully.
french polish is a very old method of polishing furniture. It involves shellac and a lot of elbow grease. French polish is why a lot of antiques have the appearance they have. Lots of antique furniture was polished with french polish once a year in it's heyday to keep it looking bright and new.
Wax and polish will mix with dust and other particulates and will start to hide your beautiful wood grain appearance, so it's necessary to use a good Furniture cleaner periodically to remove everything down to the finish and start the process over again.
furniture cleaning basic
The nitty gritty no frills furniture cleaning basic page.
furniture refinishing basic
The furniture refinishing basic information without extras.
Many times furniture restoration will save you a lot of work over complete refinishing.
furniture restoration procedure
furniture restoration procedure gives more information about furniture restoration.
furniture stripping basic
Back to the basics with furniture stripping basic.
antique restoration is pretty much the same as general furniture restoration with the exception of having to preserve the patina of antiques.
Crackle finish is one of the more popular faux finishes.
Some people will disagree with me, but Dip stripping that I've seen is very hard on wood furniture.
Here is a nifty trick to resilver mirrors that have lost some of their silvering.
Krylon spray paint
Krylon spray paint makes painting a lot easier than the brush method.
Leather chair seat
If you need a Leather chair seat quick leather repair this one may be what you're looking for.
Barrels for furniture
When I was a child we always had a barrel chair. My mother was very crafty and if she'd have seen all these Barrels for furniture she would have been overjoyed. The short ones make good stools.
When you're preparing to repaint Liquid deglosser can save a lot of time over sanding and can give a better repainting job.
Patina basic tells about how the patina on furniture builds over time.
Prelude furniture cleaner
Whether it's furniture restoration, antique restoration or just general every day cleaning Prelude furniture cleaner will get right down to the finish with it's cleaning power.
rottenstone when mixed with water or oil is an excellent polishing compound.
Sanding isn't always necessary and some times isn't a very good idea. Here are some tips.
Sanity is a necessity to healthy well being. Don't let a refinishing job make you lose yours.
Some people seem to have rawhide streched over their bones and other stuff and aren't bothered by anything, but others with sensitive skin can really be bothered by chemicals. Skin care when using chemicals should be practiced by all.
How you stain wood can make a big difference in the final appearance of your job.
There's a little story on the strip page that made my wife and daughter roll their eyes to the heavens and groan a little when they found that their claim to international fame came from "mommy strips" in some search engines. The page really is about furniture stripping.
surface preparation basic
surface preparation basic is probably the most important part of a good finish.
Test cabinet finish
Test cabinet finish tells how it's pretty difficult to tell the types of paint after they're quite old.
tung oil finish
A tung oil finish is very durable and super easy to do.
Unfinished furniture is one of the best bargains you can get in furniture. Newly made you can see it in all of it's raw glory and then after a little work you can glory in the excellent finishing job you've done on your new piece of furniture.
This veneer explanation may give a little insight to the use of veneer.
wood finish comparison
wood finish comparison will give some information about the different types of wood finishes.
Look at these wood samples pictures to give you some help in identifying different wood species.
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