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Eileen Cronk

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returns 12/30/2018

I can answer most questions about the repairing and refinishing of all your old furniture items (the things we call antiques). I can also give you advice on what wood items to choose and what wood items to avoid at auctions, flea markets etc. I DO NOT give appraisals on antiques as this is not my field of expertise.

Experience in the area

I have been repairing, refinishing and of course buying old furniture for the past 30 years. On any given weekend I can be found at auction sales or flea markets searching out a good buy. I have taken several courses in this area over the years, but I find "Hands On" learning to be the best teacher. I can help you avoid the pitfalls and problems of this wonderful rewarding craft.

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Melinda06/27/15101010Thanks! I'll give that a try!
Lynne06/24/15101010Thank you.

Recent Answers from Eileen Cronk

2016-01-12 vintage smokers table:

Hi tracy  Nice to hear from you.  This is not something you can just go and purchase. It will be a hunt for sure.  Start on line.  Here are 3 places to watch for parts. There are hundreds more.  Also junk

2015-08-29 Estate Sale:

Hi Chad  Nice to hear from you.  You asked "see if anything really stands out".  Yes , I will answer this but it based on my personal likes.  If I could buy only one item at this sale it would be the Victorian

2015-07-28 What types of furniture, wood items should I collect from auctions, estate sales etc.:

Hi again Randy  As a senior, this type of stuff is not old me LOL.  However I must admit that its popular here too.   Coffee tables, side tables, non upholestery chairs, dressers etc are seen here but

2015-07-27 What types of furniture, wood items should I collect from auctions, estate sales etc.:

Hi Randy  I like your question.  I live in Canada and can tell you how it is here but its likely no different in the USA.  Unless you have a large storage area, I avoid large items like dining sets, sideboards

2015-07-17 tigerwood dresser help???:

Hi JoAnn  Nice to hear from you.  What a lovely piece.  No panic on the white "blushing".  There is a product made for this but I have never used it. Its called "Blush Eraser".  Instead I take the cheap


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