Articles

Calliope Returns for IU’s Homecoming Parade
Bloomington Herald Times October 2016

Repairing a Dog Damaged Period Chair
From the Volume XII 2012 Journal of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, read Tim Puro’s article on the repair of a late 18th century rocker after a dog chewed on the arm and seat. For more information on the Society, go to www.sapfm.org.

Repairing HISTORY
Bloomington Herald Times October 2012 –  Feature on Monroe Furniture Restoration

Unique Group Raises Bar on Refinishing
reprint from Highland County Virginia Recorder on professional furniture restorer’s workshop. Tim attended this furniture conservation workshop in the mountains of Virginia in August 2011.

American Piano Factory Article July 24, 2010 Bloomington Herald Times American Piano Factory – Care and Feeding of Piano. The July 2010 profile of Dave Cox at American Piano Factory in the Bloomington Indiana Herald Times.

Does Refinishing Antiques Ruin Their Value? Read what the producer of PBS’s The Antiques Roadshow wrote in Professional Refinishing Magazine.

Don’t Despair! Spot Repairs Can Restore Cherished Antiques. The 2005 profile of Tim Puro and Monroe Furniture Restoration in the Bloomington, Indiana Herald-Times.

Ten Ideas for Better Finishing 11 08 MASW. Most woodworkers hate finishing. Here are ten ideas to make your finishing better without totally changing the way you finish.

Antique Furniture ID Basics June 2010. People ask me, “How old is my chair?” This article teach you how to identify the age of your furniture.

Resource list of Finishing Materials May 2012. This list will tell you where to find shellac, Mohawk products and touch up materials.

Spot Repair Class Tool List June 2010. Want to buy furniture touch up materials? Here is a list for a furniture touch up kit.