Repairing antiques

Repairing antiques

Postby funnygirl » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:43 am

Quiet a few peices have had "peices" come loose or fallen off due to dry conditions. Anyone have a recommended glue for antiques?
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Re: Repairing antiques

Postby Nancy » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:13 am

It if is wood on wood - there are a number of good wood glues that would work. You'd have to find a way to clamp the pieces together until the glue sets.
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Re: Repairing antiques

Postby funnygirl » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:21 am

Yep, wood on wood.
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Re: Repairing antiques

Postby Nancy » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:45 am

I've got a thing of Elmer's wood glue. It seems to work fine.
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Re: Repairing antiques

Postby funnygirl » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:26 pm

Thanks, I will look for that.
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Re: Repairing antiques

Postby Maelyn » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:21 pm

Elmers or Wilsons wood glue works great. Just make sure you clean the area you are bonding together, clamp them together well and clean off any excess adhesive (glue) with a damp cloth before it dries.

I can come help you if you want. I've done lots of this kind of thing. It was one of my hobbies Before Kids (BK).
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Re: Repairing antiques

Postby funnygirl » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:43 am

Sounds good Amy. I will let you know when I attempt to tackle repairs. Will be a few weeks - one of the pieces I have to unbury from the clutter. :oops:
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Re: Repairing antiques

Postby SherrieM. » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:23 am

If value is an issue, I'd ask a woodworker before breaking out the glue. My mother totally ruined the value of my grandmother's trunk by gluing/refinishing it.
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Re: Repairing antiques

Postby funnygirl » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:21 am

Could be, thanks Sherrie.
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Re: Repairing antiques

Postby Nancy » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:04 pm

There is a company around here - Furniture Medics, I think - that will come to our house and repair furniture. I think it is a franchise deal. We used them once and they did a nice job and were reasonably priced. It was on a couple of my grandmother's pieces that had gotten banged up or legs knocked in our move.
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