Your go-to guide for repairing, renovating, and refinishing furniture!
- Over 500 photos, step-by-step instructions, and detailed drawings
- Learn to restore old finishes or remove them, refurbish warped wood, make structural repairs, and more
- Learn how to repair loose or broken joints, splits, fractures, and more on chairs, chests, tables, beds, and drawers
- Shop-tested and shop-approved methods, plus helpful information on selecting tools, materials, and supplies
- Renovate bargain furniture and fix family heirlooms, restoring them to their former glory and avoiding new purchases
- Author Brian D. Hingley is a furniture repair expert and authority in the field
Whether you own a beloved family heirloom that needs fixing up or you want to repair and renovate bargain furniture, this complete guide to restoring furniture is packed with the detailed information you need to get the job done right!
Featuring more than 500 color photographs, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, and detailed drawings, this authoritative DIY guide will show you everything you need to know to restore furniture, including tips on the tools, materials, and supplies you'll need.
From removing old finishes and refurbishing warped wood to making structural repairs and preserving and renewing original finishes on old collectible furniture, you'll learn a wide range of shop-tested and approved methods to furniture restoration and renovation in this 240-page do-it-yourself handbook. Learn how to properly prepare wood for finishing and how to repair broken joints, rocking chair runners, casters and glides, splits and fractures, water rings, stains, candle wax, nicks, dents, scratches, cigarette burns, gouges, crushed corners, chewed wood, and more.
Written by an authority in the field, seasoned furniture repair expert Brian D. Hingley, Ultimate Guide to Furniture Refinishing & Repair, 2nd Revised Edition has been updated and redesigned from its previous edition to provide you with the latest information on repairing and refinishing treasured furniture pieces. You'll find all the expert instruction you need on finishing wood correctly the first time and avoid the need to refinish later.
Hingley has been a professional furniture refinisher for more than 20 years. He is the owner of Hingley Furniture Restoration, Inc., formerly of Richmond, Virginia, and now located in Urbanna, Virginia, one hour east of Richmond. Among his clients are interior design firms, business and corporate customers, and historical sites such as Sherwood Forest, home of U.S. President John Tyler.
From simple repairs to full restorations, make the most out of damaged or antique furniture—and achieve professional results—with Ultimate Guide to Furniture Refinishing & Repair!
"This is a comprehensive book that covers most types of furniture restoration a home craftsman might attempt, including wood repair, finish repair, and complete refinishing. And it does this with hundreds of very helpful and well-done pictures and drawings."
—Bob Flexner, Woodworker and Author of Understanding Wood Finishing