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Looks a lovely shop Beaus.
I had doors dipped in previous house and they were really good. But I have recently bought chairs from ebay that I think had been dipped and the joints were loose due to the glue melting I think.
Thanks everyone for these answers. I can probably re-glue or pin joints. More worried about the state of the wood after dipping.
Used to have lots of furniture and doors dipped - joints do need re-doing if the furniture is old, and it does dry the wood a bit, but nothing that a good wax finish won't sort out. http://www.ehow.com/how_2123212_make-beeswax-wood-finish.html
Thanks Dove. I've checked and they do use solvants rather than caustic soda. Just waiting to find out how long it takes as they're at Waterloo and that's about 50kms from here so needs some planning as I'm a busy girl.
However, if we get the hard winter people are predicting, it'll be agood winter project to keep me quiet in the dark days when gardening is impossible - that and painting obelisks and metal garden chairs and maybe sewing new sofa covers which I hope will be chic but not shabby.
Obelixx I would need an ice age to get all those projects done!
Hello, just catching up
Bekkie, thank you for your kind comments about my garden yes it is Gaura lindheimeri (just looked it up !). Whilst it is bushy at the base it has very long stems which the winds twined together every which-way, at least four feet now and still flowering. Beautiful. Checking to see if I can divide it.
The coffee morning was geat fun, although the change in the weather meant I couldn't use all my 'shabby chic' skills . Had lots of help from Beaus it was good to talk through ideas.
Beautiful flower arrangement artjak . Echoing the colours I tried something similar with freesia in a jug
through the outside of the cloakroom window (crinkle glass) . With a bit of imagination, squinting and a close up it looks like a watercolour painting
Dratted tablet - hiccups again