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Restoring and refinishing furniture: an illustrated guide to by Virginie Manuel

By Virginie Manuel

Easy and lovely home made tasks to revive, recycle, and remodel your furniture.

Are you uninterested in seeing an analogous furnishings at your residence? Does your furnishings glance outdated and outmoded? for those who lengthy for switch and need to offer your house a makeover, then this booklet is correct for you. Restoring and Refinishing Furniture is an easy-to-use, step by step consultant to repurposing your previous and uninteresting furnishings. something can be utilized; the belief is to take what you have already got at your residence and to revitalize it as you notice fit.

The initiatives during this e-book variety from making a child’s coloring table to development a glass-topped desk with cubicles for garage. as well as supplying transparent directions, Manuel lists the easiest instruments to take advantage of to create the suitable piece of renovated furnishings. additionally incorporated is recommendation on:

Sanding wood
Staining wood
Applying materials and polishes
Painting problematic designs

With greater than colour photos illustrating every one step of the recovery technique, Restoring and Refinishing Furniture can assist you channel your creativity and reinvent your home.

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Due to mistreatment: broken, wasted, or furniture that is falling apart, etc. • Because of superficial faults: scratches, ruptures, etc. • Outdated furniture. It is old-fashioned and, as a result, hard to place alongside the rest of the decorations. • Useful disposable objects. Packing and transportation boxes. Where to Look To begin with, it’s worth taking a look through your home’s storage rooms, garages, and attics. One can often find treasure disguised as furniture or objects from another era.

For cutting: Ordinary saw. ). Backsaw. Has a rectangular blade with a reinforced rib along the back for precision cutting. Usually used with a guide to cut frame joints. Veneer saw. Small, rectangular, double-edged saw. Metal saw. A narrow saw blade attached to a metal arch. Coping saw. For delicate pieces and short curves. A very thin blade mounted to a metal arch. Jigsaw. Vertical blade saw used for cutting wood, plastic, or metal strips or sheets. Guide. For cutting strips at 45 or 90 degree angles.

Rub it off with ammonia or turpentine. Then apply some window cleaner and clear it up. Step by step: 1 Apply the solution to the stain or to the whole piece of furniture if you want to clean it completely. Let it dry for thirty minutes. 2 Thoroughly clean the treated areas with a rag soaked in lukewarm water and vinegar. 3 Let the wet areas dry and finely sand the treated parts in order to compact the wood fibers. Stripping Stripping is one of the hardest parts of restoration. It requires a whole lot of patience, and depending on what the piece of furniture has been through, we could find ourselves faced with several old layers of paint and varnish.

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