Useful Links


Here you will find a lot of great information and the “where to go” for your certain restoration project.  From Antique Tools to General Woodworking, our Furniture Knowledge. Useful Links page is a great, one stop shop for all the information you need.


Abrasive Products

Norton Abrasives
Industry, automotive and DIY Sources for information on Norton abrasives products for industry, automotive and do it yourself.

Supergrit Abrasives
Red Hill Corp | PO Box 4234 | 1540 Biglerville Road | Gettysburg, PA 17325 Tel: (717)-337-3038 | Fax: (717)-337-0732 | E-mail:


Antique Tool Links

Antiques of a Mechanical Nature
Larry and Carole Meeker Purveyors of American Patented & Mechanical Antiques



Antique Buyer
Larry Meeker,  Internet Antique Buyer: buys, sells &  trades antiques, antique tools, pressing irons, antique sewing machines, patent models, salesmen samples, and more from the home, farm, shop, office.
Large, eclectic mix of consignment shop, antiques mall, online bookstore, reference & education, arts journal, web directory, and museum featuring Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Arts & Crafts design.

Antiques for Sale by UK Antique Dealers



American Wood-Preservers’ Association
AWPA is now online and interactive! Check out our new Member Forum and discuss issues with our members, create your own member profile and search our database. Be sure to visit the AWPA Bookstore

Association of Restorers
The Association of Restorers is a group of restorers representing all aspects of restoration conservation nationally and internationally. The mission is to elevate the level of integrity and abilities

British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association
Highly qualified and experienced craftsmen specializing in furniture restoration and conservation…

Victorian Preservation Association – “The Old Home Folks”
Members of the Victorian Preservation Association of Santa Clara Valley, a non-profit organization



Woodworkers Auction
Auction of exquisite, handcrafted furnishings, accessories, and gifts.


Boat Building

Boat Building and Woodworking Supplies for the Trade and Craftsman
Jamestown Distributors sells woodworking and boat building supplies to hobbyists and professionals. Supplies include a wide variety of fasteners, hand tools, paint, and marine gear.



Conservation Online
Resources for conservation professionals

Golberg Restoration Co.
Arts, antiques, antiquities, and collectibles restoration


Gateway to Woodworking on the web


Finishing Equipment

Apollo Sprayers HVLP
America’s choice for High Volume Low Pressure Turbines and Spray Guns. Today HVLP is recognized world wide as the most efficient, cost-effective way to apply a coating.

Finish Systems
Save up to 25% on brand name paint spray guns, as well as replacement parts. We provide both professional and economy spray guns, replacement parts, and spray gun accessories.

Fuji Industrial Spray Equipment Ltd.
Fuji is a 100 % Canadian-owned Company. We manufacture only HVLP Spray Painting Equipment (High Volume, Low Pressure).


Furniture Artists

Natural Tree Furniture
Elegant Stick & Twig Rustic Log Furnishings, perfect wherever you display these works of art.   Household items for the kitchen, bath, bedroom, etc.; indoor or outdoor use; traditional or unique designs; chic decorator accents or functional art.

RJ Fine Woodworking
I build furniture designed to enhance your everyday life. The furnishings in your home are a reflection of your personality. Let me create the perfect piece for your home – R.J. Spomer


Furniture Makers

Hoosier Cabinets
Custom built Hoosier Cabinets just like Grandma’s!

Teak Furniture at Emporium Indonesia
Wholesale teak and mahogany indoor furniture, teak outdoor patio furniture, and art and crafts from Indonesia.

Stan Pike Designs – Handcrafted Furniture
Designer and maker of very special hand made furniture.

Al Fortunato – Furnituremaker
Al Fortunato builds custom 18th century period furniture. Each piece is built to the exact requirements of the client combining the best of both modern and traditional methods to create quality furniture that will be tomorrow’s heirlooms. Although 18th century furniture is primary, other period styles are built using the same exacting craftsmanship.

AHH Bean Bag Chairs and Bags Furniture
Furniture World’s only bean bags with washable covers plus water-repel liners.


Furniture Plans
Over 500 quality woodworking project plans at one store. Search capable!


General Woodworking
Woodworking source with Woodworking projects, antique wood furniture refinishing, furniture refinishing, woodworking tips, learn to build custom furniture, and learn woodworking basics.



Knobs and Pulls
Gemstone, Fossil, Antler and Pine Burl knobs.  We also offer the Rhynomatic multi-spindle pneumatic drilling machine for European hinge base plates.

Renovators Supply
Restoration hardware, plumbing, and lighting manufacturer of over 12,000 items for residential, commercial and real estate development projects.  Online store and catalog serving you for generations.

Antique reproduction builders hardware
Strap hinges, butt hinges, shutter Hardware. Antique builders’ hardware reproduction and restoration. We specialize in the 18th Century through Victorian periods. Brass and iron hinges, shutter hardware and furniture hardware.

Architectural Ironmongery
Restoration hardware specialists. Wide range of door and window fixtures and fittings in antique black iron, brass, hand-forged iron and satin chrome.

Abacus Home or Office chair & stool Swivel Replacement Parts
Repair or replacement parts for swivel chairs and bar stools. Home or office swivel chair star bases mechanisms castors swivel Bar stool chair swivels, rocker swivel and more. No minimum quantity.

Atlas Homewares
Affordably Priced decorative hardware including knobs, pulls, house numbers. Our entire extensive line of artistic decorative hardware is now available for instant purchase.

Robinsons Antiques
Antique Hardware & Mirror Resilvering at Robinsons Antiques. Antique hardware including: hinges, locks, handles, antiques pulls, escutcheons, key holes, latches, bells, hooks, door knobs, mirror original parts: Victorian, Mission, Chippendale, Sheraton, Empire

Muff’s Antique Hardware
Antique hardware and hard to find stuff

Bainbridge Manufacturing
Manufacturers of plastic hardware for cabinets, closets and furniture.

Custom Service Hardware
Custom Service Hardware is a wholesale hardware distributor to cabinet makers and furniture manufacturers in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

Horton Brasses Inc.
Reproduction Hardware for Furniture & Cabinetry. Authentic reproductions of antique American patterns 1650-1920. Brass and hand forged hardware in over 800 styles & sizes in stock and available for immediate delivery.

LaForge Decorative Hardware
Doorknobs, Cabinet Knobs, Door Handles, Cabinets LaForge Decorative Hardware LaForge Decorative Hardware Door Handles Knobs Doorknobs Cabinet Hardware Pulls fine decorative hardware LaForge: More than 100 Years of Experience.

Toll Free 24 hrs. 800-443-7937 Welcome to the Square Drive Authority! What’s New For the latest products and technical info from McFeely’s including the revolutionary color coded square drive bits.

Nostalgic Warehouse Inc.
Reproductions of antique hardware for doors and cabinets.

Pacific Antiques
Sterling Silver Antiques and Solid Brass Hardware. 829 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 1H6 Phone & Fax 1-250-388-5311

Paxton Hardware, Ltd.
Classic cabinet hardware and historic lighting. Heirloom Quality fittings and accessories for furniture and lighting at Competitive Prices.

The Jacob Holtz Co.
Casters Furniture Stampings Chair Components Functional Hardware For more than half a century, the Jacob Holtz Company has been a leading supplier of furniture hardware, metal stampings and casters.

Tremont Nail Company
800-842-0560 – Steel Cut Nails for Authentic applications. Tremont Nail is the oldest manufacturer of nails in the U.S., producing the most extensive line of steel cut restoration nails at its historic mill in Wareham, Massachusetts for over 180 years.



Merv’s Training Videos
We Have Training Videos for: Upholstery, Repairing Vinyl, Leather, Plastic & etc,– Judy’s Basic Slipcovers,– Dianne’s, Draperies, Shades, Cornice Boards, Auto Convertible Top, Seat Upholstery, Tufting, Door Panel & Antique Restoration & More!

Furniture Stand
Information about various furniture products


Iron Work

Architectural Ironmongery
Restoration hardware specialists. Wide range of door and window fixtures and fittings in antique black iron, brass, hand-forged iron and satin chrome.



Global Wood


Millwork & Moldings

Little Cedar Log Homes


Outdoor Furniture

Contract Furnishings International
A resource for wholesale patio furniture and outdoor furniture. Including rattan, wicker, pine, resin, wrought iron, umbrellas, cabanas, cushions, benches, picnic tables, parts, and repairs.

Wicker Warehouse
Wicker Warehouse is a family run business since 1978. We offer Wicker furniture for every room in your home and plenty of outdoor wicker furniture.



Creative Woodworks & Crafts Magazine

Creative Woodworks & Crafts Magazine Online includes free projects, Reader’s Gallery, issue overview & back issues, links, subscription info, message board forum, shop directory, and more!

Amateur Woodworker
Amateur Woodworker is an Internet-only publication with innovative projects, finishes, joints (such as dovetails), wood types, games and more

Creative Woodworks & Crafts Magazine
Includes free projects, Reader’s Gallery, issue overview & back issues, links, subscription info, message board forum, shop directory, and more!…

August Home
Tools, Projects, and Hardware | Woodworking Plans

Popular Woodworking Magazine
You’ll find Popular Woodworking packed with practical advice and shop–tested projects to help you make your woodworking better—and more fun!

Workbench Magazine
The Original Woodworking and Home Improvement Magazine

Woodworking Plans and Techniques: Shop Notes Magazine
Helping You Get the Most Out of Your Shop Woodworking


Restoration Companies

Chadima Furniture and Restoration
Chadima Furniture and Restoration is a full-service woodworking company. We are experts in refinishing and restoration of all types of wood furniture and fixtures, as well as custom built furniture and cabinets, fireplace mantels and surrounds, and custom kitchen re-facing for both residential and commercial customers.

Classic Furniture Service
Complete Restoration Services – All Under One Roof Classic Furniture Services offers one-stop shopping for the repair and restoration of wood furniture, upholstery, valuable antiques, priceless family heirlooms and traditional furnishings. Our 22,500 square foot facility houses one of New England’s largest, most comprehensive furniture restoration, refinishing and custom services. Our Website explains our other services and expertise in many areas of woodworking.


Seat Weaving

An information and reference website for antique wicker restoration and chair seat weaving of all types. 26-year veteran wicker furniture restoration and seat weaving expert, Cathryn Peters, freely provides sources for cane and basket suppliers, publications of interest, a free monthly newsletter, and a Wicker & Cane FAQ page to answer all your questions about  seat weaving.

TaleWeavers, Preserving America’s Heritage
Specializing in Chair caning, Seatweaving, and Wicker Restoration



DIY Upholstery Supply
In the furniture industry for 28 years

Gary’s Upholstery
Upholstery fabric, vinyl and leather upholstery, authentic Naugahyde®, furniture legs, upholstery supplies, and upholstery foam for do-it-yourselfers.

Cow Finished Leather for Upholstery
We are Italian producers of upholstery leather. We can supply also small quantities directly from Italy or from our warehouse in Hickory NC-USA. Visit in our Web site photo of our leather and special offer!
An upholstery magazine, how to upholster, re-upholstery instruction, books Upholstery and re-upholstery information, how to upholster, tools, supplies, videos

Decorators Supply Inc.
Since 1948, we’ve been servicing the upholstery and decorator markets.

Merv’s Training Videos
We Have Training Videos for: Upholstery, Repairing Vinyl, Leather, Plastic & etc,– Judy’s Basic Slipcovers,– Dianne’s, Draperies, Shades, Cornice Boards, Auto Convertible Top, Seat Upholstery, Tufting, Door Panel & Antique Restoration & More!

Philmore Upholstery Supplies and Tools
We offer a large assortment of upholstery tools and supplies as well as foam, memory foam, and more tools for upholstery.



Oakwood Veneer
We stock over 180 species of flexible sheet veneer in sizes from 2’x8′ to 4’x16′

B&B Rare Woods
Unique, Interesting, and Rare Wood Veneers for your projects.

Certainly Wood Inc.
Nothing enhances the enjoyment of our craft more than working with the finest wood. Appropriate veneer selection elevates the ordinary to the exceptional. Outstanding wood often awakens our imagination.


Wood Carving

Custom Wood Carving
Custom wooden wildlife carvings for furniture, architecture, antiques, and signs…

Nora Hall Carving Designs
The woodcarving, carving patterns, European instructional videos, and photo gallery of European master woodcarver Nora Hall

Designs Online
Online Woodcarving Patterns, Classic Carving Patterns, design packages that you can download into your computer this afternoon and be carving tonight. Includes packet themes as Florals, Mythology, Shell Patterns, Traditional and Wood Spirits


Wood Products

Osborne Wood Products, Inc.
Balusters Bed Posts Bunn Feet Coffee Table Legs Dining Table Legs End Table Legs Ensembles Finials Hardware Island Legs Sofa Feet Specialty Queen Anne Legs Order Catalog Projects

Baker McMillen Co.
Quality wood products since 1874


Wood Turning

H. Arnold Wood Turning
H. Arnold Wood manufactures wood handles, dowels, custom wood turnings, mouldings and specialty wood products.

Simmonds Woodturning
A custom woodturning operation producing high quality, hand turned wood products, porch posts, newels, balusters, table legs, spires, finials, kingposts, pendants, columns, etc.


Wood Working Machinery

EX-FACTORY Woodworking Machinery
5,000+ Machines, Buy & Sell, Appraisals  – a New and Used Woodworking Machinery Dealer offering the largest, most comprehensive source of equipment used for solid wood, panel and other wood industry processing.

Grizzly Industrial, Inc.
Online Ordering of Woodworking and Metalworking Machinery and Tools

RB Industries, Inc.
Woodworking Equipment: Hawk Scroll Saw, Wood Planers, D… RB Industries, Woodworking Tools and Accessories. 100% made in the USA. Precision Ultra Hawk Scroll Saw, 4-n-1 and 3-n-1 universal woodplaner systems, 26 and 38 in drum sanders, Panelmaster II raised …

Sand-Rite Manufacturing Co.
Pneumatic Drum and Brush Head Sanding Equipment

Shop-Vac® Brand
The Original Wet Dry Vacuum. Which Shop Vac® product do you need? Models for home, commercial and industrial uses. Where to buy Shop-Vac® brand products. Buy Shop-Vac® accessories online.

Tools and training for independent craftsmen


Woodworking Schools

Lonnie Bird’s School of Fine Woodworking
Hands-on woodworking seminars and classes by noted author Lonnie Bird. Classes include furniture making, carving, joinery, and chair making. This site also includes information about Lonnie’s furniture, woodworking books, articles, tools, and products.

Center For Furniture Craftsmanship

Woodsmith Store
Woodworking Seminars In-depth one-hour seminars held weekly in a fully-equipped, 200-seat woodworking shop/classroom. Seminars are presented by the editors of Woodsmith, ShopNotes, and Workbench magazines, and by the sales professionals at the Woodsmith Store. Four 42″ Plasma monitors provide up-close views of demonstrations.
Contact: Joel Hess
Phone: 515-875-7107

Almonte Ontario-Rosewood Studio-Instruction in Fine Woodworking
This woodworking school provides one week to three-month workshops in fine woodworking throughout the year.

Conover Woodworking Workshops
Conover Workshops was founded in 1980 by the Conover family with the mission of teaching technically correct, proper and safe woodworking. All teaching is at the highest level.

Homestead Woodworking School
Learn what woodworking courses are offered and when. For people who love working with wood!

J. Miller Handcrafted Furniture
Furniture Making Workshops, a woodworking school, offers furniture making workshops

Marc Adams School Of Woodworking

New England School of Architectural Woodworking
Woodworking school teaches a 35 week job training program in architectural woodworking. Fundamental cabinet making and preparation for entering the architectural woodworking industry.

American Woodworking Academy
Everything you wanted to know about Woodworking


Woodworking Tools

Woodshed Tools Inc.
Featuring router bits, shaper cutters & Forstner bits for the professional woodworker & hobbyist.

Infinity Cutting Tools Router Bits
High quality router bits made in America from the finest materials available will equal or better the performance of any other bit on  the market.