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Dovetail joints often hold two boards together in a box or drawer, almost like interlocking the fingertips of your hands. As the dovetail joint evolved through the last one hundred thirty years, it becomes a clue for the age and authenticity of antique furniture. The type of dovetailed joint, especially in drawers, reveals much about furniture construction and dating. With just a little study of these examples, it is easy to spot true hand made construction vs. machine made furniture.
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Steamer trunk restoration project, remove mildew odor, secure old labels and learn How to Restore an Old Steamer Trunk in a Few Simple Steps
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Instead of the chemicals and hassle of refinishing furniture, just restore antique furniture with these helpful tips and products.
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Looking at antique furniture, we often seek clues for authenticity and age. There are many factors that show true historic construction, but one clue that is often overlooked is the type of nail used to hold the piece together. Nails in antique furniture are often barely noticeable, but they are another key to unlock the history of wooden pieces. The quest for the ideal nail has taken centuries of development. As Churchill noted, “To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often.”
The before and after pictures of my how to reupholster a bench DIY. Even though I made some beginner mistakes along the way - the end result is still 100% better than before.
David Munkittrick teaches you the process of restoring veneer to an antique table top. Learn to fix any of your antique woodworking projects.
Amanda Darrow saved to DIY
Have an antique dresser you've been wanting to makeover? Come and see how I refinished this antique dresser back to its' original charm.
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This antique buffet/sideboard had seen better days. It was severely damaged from years of someone smoking and had veneer damage. I wanted to restore it and knew…
Nancy Nesbitt saved to DIY Furniture
Lots of people feel guilty for painting over antique wood furniture. But, there is a time to do this. Learn the three reasons to paint antique furniture!
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