How to Recognize and Refinish Antiques for Pleasure and Profit

How to Recognize and Refinish Antiques for Pleasure and Profit

by Bob Brooke
     
 

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

Overview

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 seats

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762740222
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Bob Brooke writes about antiques for numerous publications while maintaining the online Antiques Almanac and giving seminars for various organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution.

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