Category Archives: Repair


The focus this week has been restoration of a vintage French bench. Several parts were missing, so bring out the hand tools and voila. Photo on right shows the replacement part installed and the original that was removed from the … Continue reading

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Spring is right around the corner!

Going to be a beautiful day tomorrow here in Nashville, so I thought I would share a sunflower carving with you. Wonderful patina on this antique cabinet.  I especially like the way you can still see the scribe lines (look … Continue reading

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Bad Repairs

Over the years I’ve seen many really bad furniture repairs.  This one, is just unbelievable. PVC pipe cut to fit a dowel stuffed with cotton? For the record, it did not work.

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Upholstered chair repair: before and after

Today’s post is from the archives. The arm and leg of this chair were badly damaged by a dog while the owners were not at home.  This is one of two chairs that were custom upholstered so the homeowner was … Continue reading

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Antique Sofa Veneer Repair, a photo essay

This is an example of how veneer can be repaired. The photos show the crest rail of a sofa that is missing a veneer accent. First,the old glue is scraped away. This is a very important step. Good adhesion of … Continue reading

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