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Articles by BAFRA

Many articles and reports have been produced by BAFRA Members, appearing in one, or more of a range of publications, including our BAFRA Journal and the specialist, local and national press.

Below we have compiled some articles of interest:

 

PERIODS and STYLES

CABINET MAKERS and DESIGNERS

 
Finishes


Distressing Wood (Aging)
Filling wood grains with a paste wood filler
French Polishing
Oiling
Staining
Varnishing
Waxing
 

 
 

Introduction
Advice and information
Neostyles, forgeries, imitations
Imitations made in 1830 - 40
Late-comer Furniture
Fatal and partial false, rebuilt furniture
How to protect oneself from forgeries
Furniture golden-painted
Adjustments-Ornaments-Changes of nationality
For The estimate of your works
 

"EVERY WOOD WORKER SHOULD READ THIS"

The Dangers of Wood Dust
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~woodlink/dust.htm

French Polishing
(Anyone Can Do It)
http://www.milburnguitars.com/frenchpolish.html


MATERIALS
DETAILING THE GUITAR
DISSOLVING THE SHELLAC
GRAIN FILLING

"SPIT COATING” THE GUITAR
MAKING THE MUNECA
APPLYING THE PUMICEFRENCH POLISHING SESSIONS
BodyingSpiriting
Leveling
Glazing
Frequently Asked Questions
 

Articles on Furniture Restoration

Reupholstery of Antique Seat Furniture

The Air Improvement Centre

17th Century Indian Inlaid Ivory Cabinet Table

The Care of Antique Furniture by John Kitchen MBE

The Care and Conservation of Long Case Clocks by Michael Barrington

 

AIC DEFINITIONS OF CONSERVATION TERMINOLOGY
 
 

The Atanomy of A Wood Finish

These 3 basic finish steps apply to all finishes from the most basic wax or oil finish to high-tec coatings and even painting the exterior of a house or a room wall.
COLOR THEORY for the Woodworker & Furniture Finisher .. Updated: 11/22/95
Mixing Stains or Dyes & Color Computer Instructions.
 
Download & Print this version. Double column layout 8 pages.
Glossary of Finishing Terms
Woodfinishing Lingo - -
Stripping Wood Furniture
Guidelines for stripping wood furniture and other fine wood surfaces.
Lacquer Finishing Check List
Guidelines for spray finishing with Nitrocellulose Lacquer.
Lacquer Retarder & Flash Control
Control of Lacquer Moisture Blushing, or Overspray, and Orange-Peel problems.
LACQUER FINISHING PROBLEMS self help TROUBLE SHOOTING
Common nitrocellulose lacquer finishing problems defined; with causes & remedies.
Finishing Schedule for KITCHEN CABINETS
Spray Schedule for Durability with Nitrocellulose Lacquer
WAX THE PERFECT PROTECTION FOR FURNITURE?
Text from from Wood Magazine article on the proper maintenance of furniture.
" HOT STUFF " Instant Glues & - - Solving Clogged Spouts -
How to get the most from Cyanoacrylate " Hot Stuff ". Do's & Dont's -- How To Use.
Typical uses for Cyanoacrylate Instant Glues
 
ANILINE DYE
ANILINE DYE Information and Application Guidelines.
LIMING, a Limed Wood Finish also known as Pickled or "Whitewash"
This is a traditional wax finish for decorative furniture and wood surfaces
Adobe Acrobat SHELLAC FLAKE, Mixing and Application Information - 1pg.160K
& Adobe Acrobat Guide to FRENCH POLISHING with Shellac - 4pg.176K
Shellac Info; download & print.
Adobe Acrobat ROTTENSTONE & PUMICE for Finish Rubbing - 2pg.32K
Techniques for traditional rubbing of finishes to satin or high-gloss sheens.

Refinishing old furniture could cost you big bucksRefinishing Antique Furniture
From a book written by Thomas H. Ormsbee and published in 1949
Cleaning
Feeding
Shellac
Varnish
Paint
Stripping
Application
Polishing

 
"Some Ideas for a Better Coating"
Craig Deller
, The Deller Conservation Group Ltd
Old House Borer, Powder Post Beetle and Drywood Termite control
 

Refinishing Tips

Index
1.Filling small gouges and cracks
2.Removing water spots or rings from furniture
3.Removing finishing nails

 

Furniture Finishing

FAQs

How do yo strip items?
What is hand stripping?
What is cold tank dipping?
What is hot tank dipping?
Does dip stripping harm furniture?
How does one decide which form of stripping to choose?
How much does stripping it cost?

 

Furniture Restoration & Repair by Stephen Mann

CARPENTER ANTS PEST CONTROL
ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL questions and answers on restoration
 

Finishing Oak And Other Open-Grained Woods

Preparing Furniture for Refinishing
Cleaning May Restore Furniture
Alice Mae Alexander

Finishing Oak And Other Open-Grained Woods

The Care of Antique Furniture
by John W. L. Kitchen MBE

The Care and Conservation of Longcase Clocks
by Michael Barrington

Finishing Characteristics of Common Cabinet Woods
Adapted from Finishing Basics by Sam Allen

How to get an authentic Arts-and-Crafts finish safely and effectively
by Kevin Rodel

Finishes for Furniture
Magdalene Pfister
Index of /wood

Preparing Furniture for Refinishing

Cleaning May Restore Furniture
Alice Mae Alexander
South Florida Furniture care
The Restorer in the 21st Century
by Andrew White
 

FURNITURE TIPS AND TRICKS
by

George Utley  

 FURNITURE TIPS AND TRICKS
Color is always a consideration in furniture....

FURNITURE TIPS AND TRICKS
Shellac was the original clear finish for wood...

FURNITURE TIPS AND TRICKS
Oil finishes are growing in popularity...

FURNITURE TIPS AND TRICKS
Watermarks

FURNITURE TIPS AND TRICKS
Tightening loose chairs...

FURNITURE TIPS AND TRICKS  5
Got the chairs apart, did we?

FURNITURE TIPS AND TRICKS  6
The primary requirement for furniture work is patience

FURNITURE TIPS AND TRICKS  7
There are as many different ways to classify furniture finishes

FURNITURE TIPS AND TRICKS  8
Since lacquer is the preferred finish

FURNITURE TIPS AND TRICKS  9
Take a look at a finish older than lacquer

FURNITURE TIPS AND TRICKS  10
Most widely used furniture finish today...polyurethane

FURNITURE TIPS AND TRICKS  11
Refinishing furniture is neither a science or an art form

 

ARTICLES BY JEFF JEWITT

USING WOOD BLEACH

MISSION OAK FINISH

PADDING SHELLAC

REPAIRING FURNITURE JOINTS

SAVING THE FINISH

SHELLAC – A TRADITIONAL FINISH STILL YIELDS SUPERB RESULTS

DEALING WITH DEFECTS

EARLY AMERICAN MAPLE FINISH

 

SAL MARINO'S WOODWORKING PAGE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

All About Oil Based Varnish           
Why Do I Get Bubbles and Brush Marks In My Varnish and Polyurethane?
Brushing On Varnish
Trimming Veneer to Size
Wood Finishing
How Veneer Is Cut From A Log
Flattening Wavy Veneer

Touching Up Minor Scratches

Super Smooth Oil Finish

Edge Jointing Veneer

Rubbing Out A Finish
Removing Old Veneer
Removing Water Marks And Rings
Making Your Own Oil Stain
A Pickled Finish

Marbleizing

Lightening The Color Of Wood

How And When to Use Paste Wax

Finishing Oily Woods

Finishing Cherry

Filling The Pores Of Wood

Selecting Veneer

Stain Formulas

Rock Hard Tabletop Varnish

Vinegar Painting

 

Materials and Techniques
WOOD

ADHESIVES

FINISHINGS

BRONZE

CONSOLIDANTS

Preventing Warping and Splitting of Hollow Wooden Furniture

 

The Atanomy of A Wood Finish
These 3 basic finish steps apply to all finishes from the most basic wax or oil finish
to high-tec coatings and even painting the exterior of a house or a room wall.

COLOR THEORY for the Woodworker & Furniture Finisher
Mixing Stains or Dyes & Color Computer Instructions.
PDF File The PDF "easy to read" COLOR THEORY
Download & Print this version. Double column layout 8 pages.

Glossary of Finishing Terms
Woodfinishing Lingo - -

Stripping Wood Furniture
Guidelines for stripping wood furniture and other fine wood surfaces.

Lacquer Finishing Check List
Guidelines for spray finishing with Nitrocellulose Lacquer.

Lacquer Retarder & Flash Control
Control of Lacquer Moisture Blushing, or Overspray, and Orange-Peel problems.

LACQUER FINISHING PROBLEMS self help TROUBLE SHOOTING
Common nitrocellulose lacquer finishing problems defined; with causes & remedies.

Finishing Schedule for KITCHEN CABINETS
Spray Schedule for Durability with Nitrocellulose Lacquer

WAX THE PERFECT PROTECTION FOR FURNITURE?
Text from from Wood Magazine article on the proper maintenance of furniture.

" HOT STUFF " Instant Glues & Solving Clogged Spouts
How to get the most from Cyanoacrylate " Hot Stuff ". Do's & Dont's -- How To Use.
Typical uses for Cyanoacrylate Instant Glues

ANILINE DYE
ANILINE DYE Information and Application Guidelines.

LIMING, a Limed Wood Finish also known as Pickled or "Whitewash"
This is a traditional wax finish for decorative furniture and wood surfaces

Adobe Acrobat SHELLAC FLAKE, Mixing and Application Information - 1pg.160K

& Adobe Acrobat Guide to FRENCH POLISHING with Shellac - 4pg.176K
Shellac Info; download & print.

Adobe Acrobat ROTTENSTONE & PUMICE for Finish Rubbing - 2pg.32K
Techniques for traditional rubbing of finishes to satin or high-gloss sheens.

LIBERON FINISHING OIL
A tung oil based, danish oil type finish. Information & techniques for use.

GILDING and LIBERON Gilt Repair products
Gilding Repair & restoration for the professional picture framer & craftsman.

Using LIBERON Wood Cleaner & Wax Remover
Reviving old grimy furniture doesn't always mean stripping & refinishing.

Adobe Acrobat Lumber Board Foot Measure Calculator - 1pg. 32K
Free for the downloading ! - - (no batteries included or needed !)

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