Chair Re-Caning Basics
Here's a generous portion of advice and tips for a beginner about chair seat cane replacement, from craftsmen who've done a little or a lot. September 5, 2010

Guess the Wood
Another wood identification mystery leaves the Woodweb forum guessing. What species is this highly figured, iridescent, almost glowing orange/yellow burl in a unique table. April 20, 2011

Indoor Conditions for Museums with Wood Furniture
Maintaining constant, correct humidity is the paramount concern. February 15, 2009

Patching damaged veneer
Repairing damaged veneer on the top of a chest of drawers. June 14, 2000

Salvaging painted heart pine
Ideas for removing lead paint and nails from heart pine beams. August 12, 2001

Treating wood worm infestations
How to arrest an infestation of wood worms before they migrate to other furniture. 1998.

Can You Undo Glue?
The success if undoing glue joints depends onthe type of glue -1998

Rung Remedies
Suggesteed repairs for loose chair rungs - 1998


Distressing Wood
Learning how to give new furniture that well-worn look. January 6, 2005

Polyester and Epoxy Wood Repair Fillers in Conservation Work
Tips on whether epoxy or polyester wood repair formulas are sufficiently authentic for conservation work, and some tips on how to use them. October 26, 2007

Filling Dents with Burn-In Sticks
Detailed advice from experienced pros on how to touch up dings and dents in furniture. November 8, 2007

WOODnetWork Discussions: Glue
The correct amount of clamping pressure is vital to a strong bond - 1998

Assessing an Old Bedstead
Before he tries to refinish it, a furnituremaker asks for advice on a bedroom piece's worth. October 13, 2008

Re-Gluing an Old Hide Glue Joint
New hide glue can re-activate old hide glue. But old and busted joints may present some pesky complexities. December 27, 2008

Recreating a pine patina
Mixing just the right color to match an old finish. October 2, 2001

Restoring Duncan Phyfe Table-Leg Joints
Advice on how to dissolve existing hide glue, inject new glue, and apply clamps when restoring distinctive antique table-leg joinery. July 27, 2008

Filling Flaky Leopardwood Veneer Before Finishing
Advice on fillers and compatible topcoats for a troublesome veneered tabletop. August 22, 2013

Caring for an Antique Clock
True antiques are best left in the hands of expert conservators. September 16, 2008

Removing Old Glue from Furniture
Tips and tricks for softening hide glue or old formulations of carpenter's wood glue. April 24, 2012

The Use of Wax Finishes on Pre-Industrial American Furniture
Here's a scholarly paper on the history of wax finishes applied to early American furniture, and the difficult challenges of identifying and restoring original wax finishes. December 11, 2007