Repairing Furniture

How to convert an antique Full size bed to Queen size

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How to convert an antique Full size bed to Queen size Converting this turn of the century Victorian bed from Full to Queen size was definitely fun.  I post a lot of projects here, but I’d make a note that not all beds can be converted in this way.  This particular bed just happened to…

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How to craft a new back splat for a Mahogany chair

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How to repair a broken back splat on a Mahogany Chippendale chair Chairs break in many ways, the most common of them being the stretchers at the bottom. Less commonly broken are the center parts of the back. There are many different chair designs, all of which have their own features. Three very well known…

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How to repair a Tea Cart foot that’s missing wood

How to repair a Tea Cart foot that’s missing wood This is a fairly common problem with pieces like this little drop-leaf Tea Cart.  The two steering feet have casters in them so they can rotate 360 degrees, and because of this, it’s a high stress location.  Even if we had the piece which was…

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How to fix a broken coffee table leg

How to fix a broken coffee table leg We see a lot of broken furniture, and to be fair, we’re in the business of restoration, so I suppose that’s par for the course. What we also see a lot of, are incorrect repairs. If you search the internet for “how to fix a table leg”,…

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How to repair a kitchen drawer

How to repair a kitchen drawer (well, make a new one anyways) We pride ourselves in being a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all furniture restoration services but I wanted to take a moment to show you just how far we’ll reach to help out someone in need.  The poor little drawer arrived at the shop and if…

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How to repair a broken chair stretcher

How to repair a broken chair stretcher I see a lot of bad repair jobs come through my shop and most of the time, the furniture is here to have the repair repaired! I thought I’d publish an article on correctly performing a very common repair on a typical chair – a broken stretcher. I’ve…

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