How To: Dresser to sideboard 1, evaluation

Ron Payne, Blacksmith, woodworker, all-around crafter

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4 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Introduction and project

    • 2. Evaluation

    • 3. Plans

    • 4. Final Thoughts


Project Description

Create a beautiful showcase piece from old, tired furniture. Evaluation and planning.

From this class, you should learn to evaluate furniture for refinishing or altering to suit your needs.  I'll discuss different wood products and the pros and cons of each, how to determing if the joints are sound, identifying what parts will need to be replaced / remade and potential pit falls.

The project is to evaluate an old piece of furniture to be refurbished and create a plan to accomplish the refurbishment.  A picture of the old piece and a description of the plan to rework it can be uploaded to the project gallery.

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