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Protect Your Furniture This Holiday Season

MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwired – November 23, 2015) – As the holidays draw near, many party hosts will scramble to inspect their fine china and iron tablecloths in preparation for holiday get-togethers. This year, Furniture Medic, a leading provider of furniture repair and restoration, reminds us to follow these expert tips to protect our household furniture this […]

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Candle safety and damage

Over the years Furniture Medic has been asked to repair damage due to candles being inadvertently tipped over and damaging a piece of furniture, primarily tables.  With the holidays upon us it is appropriate to remind you about Candle Safety.   This article is used by permission from National Property Inspections,  www.NationalPropertyInspections.net . Please be safe, but if you […]

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Antique chairs restored

These antique chairs belonged to a relative of our client, had several coats of paint and were stored in an attic for years. The client wanted them to look nice again so she could display them. We removed the paint and smoothed the surfaces.  Next we applied a General Finishes milk paint (one chair in […]

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Let us repair your chairs

It’s that time of the year – time to get the house ready for family and guests who will be visiting for the holidays! You already know to make time to polish the silver and iron the tablecloths, but how about those dining rooms chairs? This holiday season, make sure everyone can take a seat […]

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Cleaning and protecting your furniture

Unless your furniture is very old (early 1800’s), there is no product that penetrates into the wood.  Modern finishes  use shellac, lacquers (post-catalyzed and pre-catalyzed), urethanes and varnishes. These finishes were applied primarily to protect the wood. To penetrate this finish would harm the finish and the wood. Manufacturers of furniture care products imply that your […]

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The swan table

I was repairing some furniture for a customer and the lady handed me a bags of wooden parts and asked if I can assemble and refinish it.   As it turns out, the table had been in her family for generations and had been broken at some point.  There were several places that were broken.  […]

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Antique Trunk restoration

We were asked to perform a partial(low budget) restoration of an antique trunk.  I conducted some basic research and determined that the trunk is known as a ‘flat top’ style and probably built in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s.  This style is desirable because it can be converted to a coffee table.  The owner expressed some interest […]

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Broken Pieces, Loose Frames and Glue Joint Repairs

A common repair is to ‘tighten’ loose furniture such as chairs, tables, or chest of drawers.  We can tighten frames by gluing critical joints.  If needed, we can completely disassemble the piece of furniture, remove old glue, and reassemble the piece.  In fact, it would seem that a piece that is falling apart is more […]

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How to tell your furniture’s finish

Wood furniture is the most common piece of decor you can find in the average home. It is common for wood furniture to be passed down through generations from one family member to another. The stately nature of wood furniture also makes it a popular addition to almost every type of design scheme imaginable. However, […]

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Holiday chairs

It’s that time of the year – time to get the house ready for family and guests who will be visiting for the holidays! You already know to make time to polish the silver and iron the tablecloths, but how about those dining rooms chairs? This holiday season, make sure everyone can take a seat […]

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