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vintage/antique/or just old? Furniture tutorail

Posted by nosoccermom (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 23, 12 at 11:09

This may have been covered somewhere else, but how do I figure out whether I'm dealing with an antique, vintage, cheapo 'old' table, or a well-built table? For example, the pine table below. I fyou hav eany links that help me educate myself, please post here.
Thank you so much!

Here is a link that might be useful: pine table


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RE: vintage/antique/or just old? Furniture tutorail

There is no easy 3 page answer. For well built furniture, ask a wood worker....not a sales man in a furniture store....
Ask a reupholsterer.....and look underneath at how furniture is made.
Then learn to recognize the classic styles of antique furniture. The book linked below is a good basic info sort of book.

The table you linked certainly appears to be cheap-o modern junk.
Linda C

Here is a link that might be useful: good beginner book


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RE: vintage/antique/or just old? Furniture tutorail

Just ordered the book. So, if I'm looking for a sturdy table that can take abuse because it's already part of its look, i.e. nicks, dents, etc. , what do I look for? Basically make sure it's not wobbly and not veneer?


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