Missing Parts On Furniture

How To Reproduce A Missing Molding Or Part Of Furniture | Mold Making

It's not unusual with older furniture to find missing parts such as a molding, detail piece, rosette, trim, applique, rung, foot, hardware, etc. Here is the best and easiest DIY method to reproduce missing parts on furniture.

In the above video Tutorial, Rod Keyser of The Restoration Studio LLC demonstrates a DIY method for reproducing and fabricating almost any missing or broken furniture and cabinet molding, trim, rosette, applique, rung, foot, hardware, decorative piece and most anything else you may need or want to create by making a mold.


We are often times confronted with a piece of furniture that is missing something. That one piece of something that changes everything. A piece of molding (moulding if you use the English term) or trim is probably the most common missing part on furniture.  Detail pieces such as a rosette or applique is not unusual either, especially on vintage or antique furniture. A piece of a leg or foot on a chest or table or perhaps a turned chair rung that is missing can be an impossible task for even a seasoned veteran, let alone a casual hobbyist.

Thankfully, traditional techniques such as carving and wood turning on a lathe are often times not required In lieu of modern materials and new methods such as mold making compound and casting resin.

Armed with your new found skills after watching the above video tutorial, you'll be viewing those amazing pieces you might have passed on at the flea market because of missing pieces from a completely different perspective!  You'll be reproducing parts that would make the most skilled furniture restorer green with envy!!

 

 

 

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