Here are a few useful links to people and businesses
that have been a great resource to me.
Orange County, California based furniture delivery company that has been serving the Southern California customer for over 15 years. We offer personalized efficient service at competitive rates with no hidden fees. Prompt pickup, delivery and assembly, and installation of all furniture 7 days per week. Pacific Delivery Service offers special same day, rush delivery upon request. Our experienced, uniformed & professional staff will take every precaution to protect your new furniture against damage while under our care. Call us today to learn why our affordable and reliable furniture delivery service has earned us the trust of residents, interior designers, retailers and commercial clients, nationwide.
Understanding Wood Finishing-
Many years ago, I set the goal of writing a book on furniture refinishing. One day, I came across a book that far exceeded my dream. Bob Flexner has now written two excellent books on Refinishing. His approach is very detailed, yet written in a way that is easy to follow. His book can be found at most woodworking stores. Here is a link to Amazon if you wish.
Antique dealers use Howard products to clean up their pieces prior to selling them. This an excellent oil with color for your furniture. It will remove white water rings and color other minor defects. Following up with wax seals in the oil. A truly wonderful product.
Located in the city of Orange. Muff's stocks a vast array of antique hardware as well as reproduction hardware for your furniture. Muff's is the must see store for the antique hardware adventure.
By far, one of the best hardwood lumber companies in Orange County.
They stock lumber, hardware and finishing supplies.
One of the best publishers of books on Antique American Furniture. They also write many books about collectibles.
Professional Refinishers Group-
A group of refinishers from around the world that communicate via e-mail to strengthen the profession and support one another. The well of knowledge is deep.
Steve Nearman is a fellow member of Professional Refinishers Groop with 35+ years of experience in the trade.Your complete furniture service. We care about you, and your fine furnishings, antique or modern.
Antique Leathers USA has been performing this centuries-old trade of custom in-layed leather surfaces with 23 karat gold leaf accents. Master Craftsman Billy Mulkey has been performing this centuries-old trade on all kinds of antiques and other surfaces for over 35 years. If you want quality leather works at an affordable price, Antique Leathers USA would be a good choice for you.
If you are looking to weave the seat on a chair or have it done for you Franks is the place to go. They carry a large assortment of natural fibres like rattan, bamboo and cane. Take a look at their site and you will see what I mean. I have worked with Mike for the past 35 years. He's a great guy.
Touchup can be used on all your household furniture, your tables and chairs, bedroom furniture, living room furniture. If your kitchen cabinets are showing signs of wear and tear from water damage, or everyday use etc. Don’t replace or refinish. They just might need a touchup. All work is done on site. If it’s wood it can be cared for by the Wood Wizard.
Borrowed from the facebook page of Dusty Old Thing.
Ok. Maybe no one really wants to read a government publication, but we at Dusty want you to be safe if you're just starting out with antiques. Learn some basics here from the FTC:http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt039.shtm
The World of Moulding offers one of the largest selections of inventory anywhere in Southern California. We can provide custom milled mouldings in superior lumber grades, in a timely manner to meet virtually any schedule. Stop by and check out our new showroom and wide variety of inventory and accessories. The World of Moulding also stocks medallions, columns, appliques, and sundries of all types. We proudly stock high quality products for you to choose from.
Specializing in high quality repair of antique and vintage mechanical clocks
Mantel, Wall, Grandfather, Cuckoo, Anniversary
American & European,
Antique, Vintage & Modern
Fico's Appliance Service
Restoration of antique sewing machine heads.
9073 E. Adams Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA. 92646