Anushka Banister. furniture. April 07th , 2017.
Refinishing the furniture, therefore, means knowing what the new finish will be. For some, the goal of refinishing furniture is to strip off color, get back to the natural wood and apply a clear finish that shows off the item's natural beauty. For others, furniture refinishing is a matter of taking the wood to a darker shade - staining pine so that it takes on the color of cherry or mahogany wood.
The downside of RTA furniture is that, while it is fine for RVers looking for inexpensive furnishings, it does not satisfy the needs of the growing numbers of more affluent RV enthusiasts.
Whatever your purpose for collecting and buying antique furniture, it is important that you have an intensive knowledge of the object and things that you are planning to collect. If you are a new collector, it is advisable that you concentrate on one specific era or class of antique furniture so it will be easier for you to develop expertise in the field.
So you could say that the Amish lifestyle actually predisposes these communities to traditional arts such as furniture making. The fact that many of the Amish still make their furniture in the way that they did a century ago is a testament to this.
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