Tag Archives: furniture damage

The Permanent Glue Joint

One constantly reads on the web something like ” with the development of modern adhesives do you still need to do this or do that when making things from wood”. This kind of statement is based on the idea that … Continue reading

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Federal Style Table [ broken apron ]

The Federal period in the US was from 1780 to 1820, “It Combined the neoclassic furniture style characteristics of Hepplewhite and Sheraton. It is characterized by graceful straight lines, light construction, tapered legs, and the use of inlay, and contrasting … Continue reading

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Eastlake Side Chair [ broken seat rail ]

This is a circa 1880 walnut side chair with a cane seat, it has been refinished at some time in the past. The front seat rail has a break that runs through the leg mortise. The rest of the chair … Continue reading

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Table Leaf 2 repairing the damage

As noted in the last post we have 5 types of damage that need to be addressed, chipped veneer, scratched veneer, swollen MDF, open seams and color and finish loss. The first step was to glue down the loose veneer, … Continue reading

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Table Leaf part 1

In my last post I talked about some of the problems involved with the use of plywood and MDF in furniture construction. I’m sure that some people that read that post are convinced that I must be an insane old … Continue reading

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The Hoosier Lesson

Recently on one of the Woodworking forums there was a discussion of plywood panels and how to glue them into a frame, whether to allow for wood movement or to just glue them to the entire frame. The consensus among … Continue reading

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