Woodworkers love to build new projects. Some designs are cutting edge, while others are authentic reproductions of historical pieces. If we didn’t build stuff, would we be called woodworkers in the first place?
However, as people who have the woodworking know-how, there are some projects we are asked to turn our loving attention to. For instance, there may be that old rocking chair whose joints loosened up after decades of use. Or that dining room chair that an energetic diner may have broken after reacting to a particularly funny joke. Or the side table that the dog knocked over, breaking a stretcher. Veneer lifts. Worn out drawer runners.
This week, I want to know if you have ever had to fix an antique piece of furniture. Was it a simple repair you made with confidence, or was it more of a white-knuckle affair as you carefully replaced parts of the piece?