Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Oak chair repair&touch-up

Near black stain about 3" from back of chair. I had scrubbed on stain to get it this clean. Stain was "in" the wood.

I ended up "wood-graining" the stain to remove. I recommended to my customer that we NOT strip the piece because it's patina looked wonderful. We just wanted to hide major problems.

Lighter stain in seat.

Post repair of stain.

Chip out of right side.

Chip filled with epoxy and then re-colored and lacquered. Not practicable to close joint.





Touch-up on furniture

Sofa-before repairs.
 My customer has had teen boys in the house. I did several repairs on different pieces. This sofa is representative of the work.

I used colored powders and spray touch-up lacquer to fix the blemishes.
Same section of same sofa post repair. Burn-in sticks not needed. Just color and spray of lacquer (with appropriate masking of leather.

Other section of same sofa--pre-repair

Above section with repair.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Re-glueing/ touch-up of oak tandem folding chair.

This is the tandem folding chair after I had cleaned it with Murphy's Oil Soap and re-installed the slats and re-glued piece together. No attempt to re-finish here thereby leaving patina intact.

Slats from quarter-sawn oak from an old well-worn folding chair. The medullary rays, the lighter sections that break up the grain are terrific here.