Final Wrap Up Of The 19Th Century Chest Project

I made it! With the final coats of lacquer applied, buffed and waxed out and with all of the new period hardware installed, this chest has returned to it’s grand days.  To see this project in it’s entirety, you can refer to the post titled Restoring a 19th Century Chest.  However, with this final post, […]

By |May 30th, 2015|Furniture|0 Comments

Mini Shaker Hall Bench

I just wrapped up this hall bench which has been done in a shaker style to fit in a small area by the back entry door. Not everyone has room for a big bench and multiple cubbies, so to make this work in this space, it is all about proper proportion. I reduced the size […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Home Built-Ins|0 Comments

Repairs For An Antique Bench

Today, I have been working on repairing the legs and stretcher on this beautiful old antique bench.  As like many old furniture that I see, previous repairs had been attempted on this bench. In this case, a polyurethane glue had been liberally used. When the joint broke for a second time, it shattered the wood, […]

By |May 1st, 2015|Desks & Benches, Furniture|0 Comments