Looking to learn a new skill this summer or maybe finish that lingering project that’s been on your to-do list for far too long? Frank Cusma, owner of RENEW Furniture, will be teaching his two most requested courses this summer at Upscale Consignment: Furniture Refinishing and Refinishing Cabinet Fronts. You can register by coming into Upscale […]
An educational column by Frank Cusma, owner of RENEW Furniture.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Join Frank Cusma for a one-day class on February 22 from 10am – 5pm. Refinish that heirloom in the attic or bring whatever project you would like to work on to class for this hands-on session where you will learn to identify, repair or safely remove, the existing finish. Proper sanding, wood pore filling, staining […]
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 […]