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What To Ask When Refurbishing Vintage Furniture

What To Ask When Refurbishing Vintage Furniture

You hear about it all the time — people finding great vintage or antique pieces of furniture on Craigslist or from their great-great-aunt’s basement or even on the curb, throwing in a little elbow grease, and voila, they have an awesome one-of-a-kind statement maker in their homes. But once you […]

Shine a Light: Illuminating a Home with Vintage Fixtures

Shine a Light: Illuminating a Home with Vintage Fixtures

When my friends Bob and Anne Marie were sourcing lighting for their new house in Hermosa Beach, California, they bypassed home improvement superstores and specialty shops. Instead they rose at the crack of dawn and headed straight to the Long Beach Antique Market to scour the wares of hundreds of […]

The Antique Roadshows Tips of the Trade

The Antique Roadshows Tips of the Trade

Stop perusing second-hand shops and antique stores without knowing what it is you want and how to recognize it when you see it. Antiques Roadshow on PBS gathers the best experts in their field and helps folks identify the market value of pieces they’ve bought or cherished heirlooms. This guide […]

Caring for Antique Furniture

Caring for Antique Furniture

After meeting Leigh Keno of Antique Roadshow he impressed upon us that antiques should be handled with care but we should also use them and present them as the centerpiece of a room, not treat them as museum pieces to sit in the corner. Here are some tips to keeping […]

Hand Planes

Hand Planes

The beauty and organic use of hand planes is why they are one of the most collectible tools around. The simplicity of the hand plane is what we find appealing as well as the graceful curves that are found on most antique wooden planes. Antique hand planes look great displayed […]