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How to convert an antique Full size bed to Queen size

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How to convert an antique Full size bed to Queen size Converting this turn of the century Victorian bed from Full to Queen size was definitely fun.  I post a lot of projects here, but I’d make a note that not all beds can be converted in this way.  This particular bed just happened to…

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How to craft a new back splat for a Mahogany chair

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How to repair a broken back splat on a Mahogany Chippendale chair Chairs break in many ways, the most common of them being the stretchers at the bottom. Less commonly broken are the center parts of the back. There are many different chair designs, all of which have their own features. Three very well known…

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How to repair a Tea Cart foot that’s missing wood

How to repair a Tea Cart foot that’s missing wood This is a fairly common problem with pieces like this little drop-leaf Tea Cart.  The two steering feet have casters in them so they can rotate 360 degrees, and because of this, it’s a high stress location.  Even if we had the piece which was…

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Painting furniture – Should I use latex or oil paint?

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I’m addressing this question because it comes up rather often from our customers.  “I’m painting a piece of furniture in my home.  What type of paint should I use?  Oil?  Latex?  What’s the difference and which is the right choice for my project?”  While this is not necessarily a difficult topic to cover, it is…

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