Help & How-To

There are many ways to repair furniture, but at Classic, we only perform "lifetime" repairs.  There's no sense in paying to have something fixed if it's just going to break again.

In this section you'll find information and repair techniques for use on wooden furniture.  For the most part, the methods used require years of doing in order to achieve the same results.  These posts contain actual repairs made by our shop and serve as a reference for how to perform the repair correctly the first time.  Enjoy!   

How to repair a broken ball claw dresser leg

We’re going to show you the correct way to fix a badly broken furniture leg.

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Broken Head Board Post

How to repair a bed post which has had the side rail ripped out

How to repair a broken head board This bed post is broken in a very common way. There is a lot of stress at the connection between the bed side…

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How to convert an antique Full size bed to Queen size

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…

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How to craft a new back splat for a Mahogany chair

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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painting furniture - oil vs latex paint

Painting furniture – Should I use latex or oil paint?

I’m addressing this question because it comes up rather often from our customers.  “I’m painting a piece of furniture in my home.  What type of paint should I use?  Oil?…

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