I have so much fun providing you with proper DIY practices. So this Christmas I want to share with you my tribe of people.
There are tons of posts on car bondo wood filler, which I do indeed use quite a bit however there are also other options out there that I would like to share with you plus I will share the surfaces the fillers would be used on.
How to achieve a flat finish
Although we get asked to restore a lot of antiques and vintage furniture, we do get a little giddy about some projects in particular. This China cabinet was one of them, with it’s curved glass sides and quarter sawn oak frame. Over the years, this old girl seemed to have lost her luster… […]
Proper protection for DIYers and refinishers
What to look for when shopping for painted furniture.
Not quite sure what is was used for but it already had the charm of a faux fireplace it just needed some tweaking.
Hoosier cabinet revamped and saved from a bonfire!
Hello friends and followers. Here I am again with my insight on wax. I keep seeing a huge movement towards using wax as a top coat. My guess is because some paint manufactures say you don’t need to top coat their paint. So waxing has become the alternative to achieve a sheen, or desired look. […]
Guide to wood finishes. Types of top coats
Hands down, the best part of this job for me has been handing over a finished piece to a customer and witnessing their reaction. Knowing that the product of my own creative imagination and elbow grease brings someone else so much joy is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever experienced. In a perfect […]
Toady lets discuss veneer repairs on furniture. Occasionally you will not have the missing veneer which there are other options for like getting a veneer pack or using bondo depending on your project.
Patina is color & texture of the surface produced by age & wear. In wood furniture the varnish, shellac, or oil has a tendency to deepen yet retains the transparency.