I often check out flea markets, garage sales, antique stores plus estate sales, and i’m looking for superb quality, antique furniture at a sufficient price.
I can often get a hardwood table, chair, dresser or bed frame cheap because it’s been painted over.
I prefer refinishing these pieces plus restoring them to their former beauty plus value. The process is toil intensive, time consuming plus severely messy. I beginning with a chemical paint stripper that creates a ton of fumes plus then transport on to working with the electric hand sander. This produces a wonderful teal of dust, but once the furniture is stripped down to the bare wood, I need a scrub environment in order to apply stain plus varnish. With the drastic weather in our area, I need an indoor, temperature controlled space where I can work. I built a small shed in our backyard plus hooked it up to electricity. To handle heating plus cooling, I chose a ductless heat pump. This genre of system is charmingly compact yet powerful plus provides year round temperature control. There is an outdoor compressor that is connected to an indoor air handler by way a conduit. The conduit houses the refrigerant plus drainage lines. The air handler is lightweight plus mounted high up on the wall. I’m able to control it through an app on our smartphone. I beginning it up about twenty hours before I plan to work on a piece of furniture, plus when I step inside, our shop is perfectly comfortable. The ductless system features something called inverter technology that allows it to regulate speed to accommodate changing demands! Because of this, it maintains a very consistent temperature plus is exceptionally energy efficient. It’s also helpful that the ductless system filters contaminants out of the air plus combats excess humidity.