How to Recognize and Refinish Antiques for Pleasure and Profit

How to Recognize and Refinish Antiques for Pleasure and Profit
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  • ISBN-13: 9780762740222
  • ISBN: 0762740221
  • Edition: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The


Brooke, Bob


TURN ATTIC CLUTTER INTO FINE TREASURE With a modest initial investment, a few hours a week, and a few simple tools, you can transform yard sale, auction, flea market, and secondhand shop finds into objects of beauty for your personal collection or for profitable resale. A must-have for the weekend antiquer, this guide offers practical advice on everything from ferreting out the best pieces to restoring wood furniture, metal hardware, marble, caning, wicker, and much more. Fully revised and updated, this fifth edition includes valuable Web resources and information on turning your hobby into a profitable business, everything from selecting and pricing merchandise to leasing store space and consigning your goods--including selling on eBay. Learn How to: Evaluate found pieces Estimate age and style Repair split and cracked wood Reuse or replace original hardware Reactivate old locks Replace casters Tighten hinges Correct warpage Repair or replace veneer Bleach stains from wood Restore marble tops Camouflage gouges, scratches, and burns Replace padded or leather chair seats Repair moldings on frames and mirrors Renovate old trunks Replace spindles and stretchers Integrate new wood with old Tighten sagging wicker Refinish and rewire lamps Cane chair seatsBrooke, Bob is the author of 'How to Recognize and Refinish Antiques for Pleasure and Profit', published 2006 under ISBN 9780762740222 and ISBN 0762740221.

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