Principles of Restoration

If you want to enjoy antiques as a hobby, preserve family heirlooms, restore and repair your own collection or start a business for the repair and restoration of antique wood furniture, this is for you.  If you have no experience with antique furniture, start here.  This is a beginner principles course.  It is better that you know very little, than to be full of all the wrong concepts you may have learned from other well meaning sources. You will learn the principles of conservation and restoration for antique furniture in easy to understand terms.  The same information is used by museums.  The goal is to protect and minimize deterioration to keep antique furniture in its' original state and prolong its' existence.  Antiques require proper care to protect them from various potential hazards in a home.  Your home is not a museum, but you can continue to use, enjoy and safeguard your antiques.  Learn the principles of how to protect your antiques.  Learn how popular finishes of the 1700's, 1800's and early 1900's were created.  What is proper repair.  This knowledge can be applied to your own antique furniture.  Find out where to buy products and supplies.