Art Of Junking
Learn These Repair Techniques That Have Been Developed And Used|
Apply These To All Types Of Furniture, Antique and Other Item Repairs...
These repairs are made to achieve a final item condition that enables the item to be used for it's original intended purpose in a fully functional and complete way...
They don't intend or expect to make the item "brand new again", but only to bring it to a better level of use than it was previously at, both mechanically and esthetically...
In addition, it should be EMPHASIZED that it makes NO SENSE to spend too much time and or money repairing an item, if it ultimately is not going to be worth what ever value that you would finally end up with when you have finished!
If you are going to do repairs a lot then you need the proper tools and materials... otherwise you can borrow them for a single repair... but it is advised strongly that you use these tools and materials for continued repair work:
- All the typical hand tools, such as hammers, pliers, screw-drivers, wire cutters, sockets and wrenches, allen wrenches, hack saws, regular saws, knives etc.
- Some power tools, such as a hand drill, a saber saw, a skill saw along with all the necessary tool bits and parts for all of these...
- You'll need plenty of repair stock, such as plywood, thin wood sheets, two-by-fours, furniture repair parts (knobs, wheels, trim pieces, hinges, fixtures etc), cardboard, fabrics for recovering work, metal stock such as aluminum and steel sheet and tube, rods and angles... rubber and foam stock and much more... start saving...
- In addition materials such as nails of all kinds, screws of all kinds (Try using Dry Wall Screws: Picture Click Here), hooks, buttons, wire etc, spray can paint and regular paint both acrylic and oil along with stain sealers, lacquer thinners and other solvents, paint brushes, putty, caulking, spackle, and plenty of adhesive caulking (Try using Liquid Nails: Picture Click Here), tape of all kinds, and glue (Try using Seal All Glue: Picture Click Here)... [see refinishing]
- Find a nice place to work such as a garage, basement or any other suitable place and be sure to keep it safe and clean... always use hand, eye and lung protection when working and be especially careful with power tools and harmful solvents!
- NOTE: You can find many Tips on Painting, Varnishing Etc at our
Paint A House pages... check it out!