• Antique Restorations
  • Wood furniture polishes and wood furniture care

    We carry two main brands of wax polish for furniture. Both are hard wax polishes. Golden Rooster is domestic brand which seems to be partnered with Kiwi. While this works fine, there is chemical smell to the wax which I personally find undesirable. It relatively inexpensive. Harrell’s Traditional Wax Furniture Polish contains beeswax and is […]

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  • Useful Tips and Hints for cleaning and repairing antiques

    The antique advertiser.com website has a great page of tips called Antique Alchemy which have been compiled from various reader feedback and other web sources.  Its a great little resource which I though I might reprint for you here. As they mentioned on their page – these tips are all use at your own risk! […]

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  • Guide to antique doors and antique door panels.

    I was in the warehouse just a few days ago, looking over a batch of antique door panels which just came in and it really reminded me just how cool some of these pieces are, especially the iron hardware, the various textures, and the overall character and charm of these bits of history. In the […]

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  • Wood Finishing Articles & Information

    Here is some great collection of articles I found on wood finish supply.com’s website about lacquers & wood finishing. Its quite technical and really intended for woodworkers and the like but if thats you, then this is a good resource. Here is a sample of some of the articals: The Atanomy of A Wood Finish […]

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  • Buying unrestored: Custom antique restorations means usability

    One of the best things about controlling your own restorations is the ability to decide what the final result will look like. This end result can sometimes be as important as the original because the “customer’s customer” is going to be thinking about where and how the piece will fit into their home. Often a […]