KWS has written 6 posts for Kim's Wood Specialties

Refinishing an Exterior Door

Whether preparing your home for selling or just keeping it in optimal condition, the front door at some point requires attention. Wood entry doors take a beating from rain, sun, and wind causing the finish to wear and discolor. Many times moisture gets under the finish causing the finish to lift, then the moisture damages […]

A Broken Bed and a Column in a Local Newspaper

Last month I had an in home appointment to look at a broken bed. The bed belongs to Fil Jessee who writes a column for the Braselton News Today. One evening Fil called and asked if he could interview me for his column. I agreed and so you can read about me and Kim’s Wood […]

How to Repair Furniture

There are many ways to repair furniture. It’s likely that there are as many ways as there are people doing it. There are however only a few ways to do it well. For example, a chair that has loose joints. If the joints are tight (not sloppy loose), then a repair can be as simple […]

Easy Answer

With furniture refinishing sometimes there are things that are badly broken; things that are affected by time and the elements, and then there situations that defy reason and make a difficult job really, really difficult. A large government entity once contracted KWS to refinish their wooden benches. These benches were about 14 feet long, and […]

The Hidden Drawer

On another occasion I was asked to refinish a cedar chest. It was not a great piece of furniture and needed a lot of work. In the process of repairing the underside, I found a hidden drawer. In the drawer was an old corn cob doll, some trinkets, and a wedding ring. My wife put […]

Hidden antique found through refinishing

Occasionally there is a surprise when repairing or refinishing a piece of furniture. I once refinished a piece of furniture that was in a fire and needed to be refinished. The smoke had permeated the inside of the cabinet and darkened the outside. In order to rid the inside of smoke I had to take […]

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