Repair of Antique Wood Furniture


Learn basic repairs that are common to antique furniture using correct materials.  This is a beginner course for antique furniture repair.  Watch chairs, cabinets, moldings, drawers, rails, tables, and a bookcase being repaired.  Learn what tools and methods are acceptable practice for antiques.  We can do almost all these repairs without specialized equipment and extensive tools since none of things existed at the time the furniture was made.  Most restoration work will use commonly available materials and toolsthat you may already have in your home.  Watch and learn the original methods used by old master furniture makers with historic period materials.  See how to work with wood joinery, adhesives and fasteners.  Learn how to evaluate an antique for purchase.  Recognize any previous work, improper repairs or replacements.  This course is made for a beginner with no previous experience.   Not only is this course is for the beginner, but offers insight for an experienced person with regard to historically accurate materials, concepts and methods practiced by many antique conservators. 

This course consists of 2 volumes for a total of4 DVDs playable worldwide.  The total approximate playing time is 244 minutes.  A detailed 37 page course manual is included.  The price was $89.95 plus shipping.  This course is now being offered as part of the special 3 course bundle for one low price of $189 with free shipping.



A few of the many topics covered in the courses:

  • Repairing parts using historically accurate period materials.
  • Restore and repair furniture finish problems.
  • Learn how popular 17th, 18th, 19th and early 20th century finishes were created.
  • How to color match sections of finish to match the existing finish.
  • How to recreate stains, dyes and other colorants using period materials.
  • Addressing common antique furniture problems.
  • Restore missing areas of finish using historical materials.
  • How to reverse improper repairs.
  • Recognize inappropriate restorations and repairs.
  • Learn to perform museum quality restorations.
  • Learn the way it was traditionally done 100-300 years ago.
  • Understanding furniture construction methods.
  • Wood surface preparations for antique furniture.
  • How to recreate historical finishes using period materials.
  • Recreate and use old time formulas and methods.
  • Work with common woods used in antiques.
  • How to repair dents, gouges, scratches and broken chips using the old methods.
  • Using old world adhesives to perform historically accurate repairs.
  • How to care for your antique furniture.
  • How to protect an existing finish from further damage.
  • Judging antique furniture.
  • Learn to recognize fakes and forgeries.  
  • Best places to find quality antique furniture.
  • Step by step methods used by the old masters.
  • How to clean and protect an antique finish..
  • Where to buy the old materials that were used in the 17th through 20th centuries.
  • Tools used to perform antique repair and restorations.
  • A tool and material list is provided along with the sources of these supplies.
  • Where to find out of print books that contain valuable information about antique restoration and repair.

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