The furniture doctor: being practical information for everybody about the care, repair, and refinishing of furniture, with easy to follow directions and tricks of the trade that use commonly available materials, all presented with the author's usual hilarious anecdotes in the Yankee manner and more about his infamous Uncle George
An antique dealer and refinisher gives simple, detailed information to anyone who wants to care for, repair or refinish his furniture. Anecdotes and drawings.
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HOW TO LOVE YOUR FURNITURE
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