Restoration Techniques

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Mark SBD  |  Aug 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Victorian table made new

Tasked with another restoration job, this time Peter Bishop gets hands-on with a lovely wind-out mahogany extender

Stephen Simmons  |  May 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Attractive, hand-cut joints are more or less a prerequisite of quality furniture. This is largely to do with aesthetics, but at the same time, there’s an appreciation for the ingenuity of joints like the secret mitered dovetail. Precise joints can secure a piece of furniture with only the additional use of glue, and even the early, relatively crude, mortise and tenons needed just twin wooden pegs to strengthen them.

The emphasis on…