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An educational column by Frank Cusma, owner of RENEW Furniture.

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Woodworking Classes by Frank Cusma of RENEW Furniture for May, 2014

It’s time for another round of woodworking classes with Frank Cusma of Renew Furniture. Register for a class by coming into Upscale Consignment or through the Clackamas Community College schedule of classes or by calling Frank at 503-929-7022. Refinishing Cabinet Fronts Are your kitchen, bathroom or hallway cabinets looking worn and stained? Or perhaps you […]

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Woodworking Classes by Frank Cusma of RENEW Furniture for April, 2014

It’s time for another round of woodworking classes with Frank Cusma of Renew Furniture. Register for a class by coming into Upscale Consignment or through the Clackamas Community College schedule of classes or by calling Frank at 503-929-7022.  Please register no later than 1 week prior to start of classes. Furniture Repair Repair that heirloom […]

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From the Workbench: Caring For & Protecting Your Wood Furniture

The most destructive natural element to wood and finishes is bright light, especially ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. Over time, any light will affect wood hues and finishes. To prove this, you need look no further than your dining room table top, which has had constant exposure to daylight, fluorescent light or incandescent light, and compare it to […]

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From the Workbench: Finishing Oils

Oils have been used to preserve and beautify wood since ancient times. Civilizations around the Mediterranean rim used olive, almond, walnut, and citrus oils to preserve their furnishings. The Middle Eastern and Far Eastern civilizations used oils derived from their local fruit and nuts such as tung and palm oil. True oils never harden and […]

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