What Is An Antique?

In the Tariff act of 1930, the U.S. Customs defined an antique as an object that was made before 1830 when mass production became commonplace. This act determined if a piece was duty free. In 1966, the standard of 100 years old was adopted as the defining...

Is It Okay To Refinish An Antique?

The Antiques Road show Weighs In Peter B. Cook, Executive producerThe Antiques Road show& Bob Flexner Editor Finishing & Restoration Magazine Discuss the topic. In our trade magazine “Finishing & Restoration” (formerly Professional...

Do I Need To Wax My Furniture?

With all the sprays, polishes, oils, cleaners, and waxes available today, it’s no wonder that this is the most asked question by far. My response is always the same: “Do you just want a shine or do you want protection also”? Spray-on polish and oils,...

Cane vs. Rush – What’s The Difference?

I am often called about re-caning chair seats. The first thing I always ask is what kind of caning is on the chair. HAND- CANING refers to the technique requiring strands of cane to be woven by hand through holes that are drilled in the frame of the chair.PRE-WOVEN...

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Welcome to the Lockhart Woodworks Blog. If you have any questions about refinishing furniture or custom cabinets, feel free to post your questions or comments. You can also reach me by email at info@lockhartwoodworks.com. We work in and around Austin and San Antonio,...