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We have been in the wood care business for almost 30 years (we are still learning) We do refurbishing and touch-up of furniture, paneling, antiques etc. The number one question that we receive; is what do I use on my furniture, to keep it looking moisturized, clean and get the depth perception back into the finish. I believe we can help on products to use and answer questions on why we don't use certain products that are available to us. I am sure that there are many questions on wood care that we can't answer; but, give us a try anyway. We find that many people use products for maintaining the wooden furniture, etc., and can't understand the reason it looks worse as they continue to use certain products. Most people use the products that their mothers and grandmothers used. Finishes on furniture have come a long way; from shellacs, waxes, varnishes etc. Give us an email and see if we can help with some of your questions and concerns.

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Have worked in Omni, Brown Palace etc. hotels. Have refurbish items in the Colorado Govenors mansion and the Colorado Capital building etc. We have been caring for millions of dollars worth of furniture and antiques for large corporations for years.


Have received certificates from numerous companies who teach wood care clases through-out the country.

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Recent Answers from Joseph A. Eldredge

2016-09-25 Wood entrance door:

Kay,  I don't feel that I am really qualified to answer this; other than what I have seen in my own experiences.    I know that the Douglas fir is used more in marine structures, landscaping, decking,

2016-06-25 finish:

Richard,  Thanks for the email -- sorry about the slow response; I frequently travel with my wood care company.  I guess my first question would be; was the stain you used - oil based or water borne?

2016-05-04 mesquite outdoor now turned black:

Gabe,  As you know - mesquite is in the family of very dense and hard woods. I know that in parts of  Mexico; they cut the mesquite trees and make outside benches etc. - without applying any exterior oils

2016-05-04 Refinish Table Top:

Karen,    Sorry for the slow response; I have been working out of our state; for the better part of 5 weeks.    I am not sure what your first response was; I seem to be missing one email.    Please let

2016-04-27 What Finish?:

Connor,  Thanks for the email.  It is difficult to tell if the table has been lightly stained; of if, it is has a clear primer and a clear finish applied  -- allowing the natural color of the wood to be


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