In a lot of woodshops, the easiest way to fix a mistake is to simply start over. Didn’t account for the tenon in your drawings and cut the stretcher too short? Cut a new board and start from scratch. In the old shop I used to work at, the boards with mistakes were destined to a new life as a cutting board (or a couple of drawer rails).
When repairing furniture, especially antique furniture, you don’t have the luxury of starting from scratch. It’s almost impossible to find a part to match a 100+ year old piece of furniture. So what do you do if a tenon breaks, or the glue in a joint fails?
In the DVD “10 Essential Furniture Repairs,” Joshua Klein, professional furniture conservator, walks you through the steps to repair your antique (or brand new) furniture so that it looks and functions the way it should. Your too-short stretchers will no longer have to be condemned to the cutting board pile.
In this video you’ll learn:
- How to check for loose glue joints and the best steps to make joints solid
- How to replace broken spindle tenons (both square and round)
- Tricks to replace loose or stripped screws
- How to revive worn drawer runners
- Techniques for fixing chipped or broken veneer
- And much more!
From accidental water rings to broken rungs, furniture sometimes needs attention. Experienced advice from professional furniture conservator Joshua Klein will help you care for and repair your furniture with ease.
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