When you get into an antique store in Tallinn today, you can see a lot of wooden furniture that is more than 100 years old.
The main advantage of furniture and other products made of wood is that wood can be restored.
Perhaps you don't plan to use the same furniture for 50 years, but some restoration tips may still be helpful.
When we talk about wood restoration, in 9 out of 10 cases, it is about crack restoration.
The cracks are caused by humidity fluctuations in the premises with the furniture. Apply a colored wax (that matches the color of the furniture) to get rid of cracks.
First, you need to warm the wax with your hands. Then rub it into the crack, and after rubbing it in, remove any excess wax.
The second common problem involves cramps and cuts on the surface.
Fixing such defects requires a little more work. To fix them, you need to sand the surface with a sandpaper and re-coat the area with oil.
If the cracks are larger or deeper than a couple of centimeters, you should use putty or veneer.
Only a skilled and experienced craftsman should perform complex restorations.