Repairing Antiques

Poll - June 23, 2014

The craftsmen and women who have built furniture in the past have done some incredible work. From entire banks of hand-dovetailed drawers to intricate carvings executed over weeks of strenuous work – we can learn a lot from the methods they used.

Unfortunately, there are times when modern life visits hazards upon these beautiful pieces of work and they sometimes need repairs. Kind of like the time when my neighbor’s brother broke apart an antique Munkstol (a traditional Swedish seat that had been in their family for generations) in an effort to help pack it for shipping. I had to surgically piece the seat back together to bring it back to life.

So today, I want to know if you have ever had to repair a piece of antique furniture and what you thought the process was like.