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Bruce Johnson

Author, Columnist and Director of the
National Arts & Crafts Conference
at The Grove Park Inn since 1988

Arts & Crafts Videos

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how valuable is a video?

Here at we have been busy making brief, informative videos to educate and instruct viewers in a variety of aspects of Arts & Crafts collecting.

We hope to offer additional videos in the near future, so if you have an idea for one, please send us an email.

And – should you get the urge to make a short video featuring some aspect of your collection, let us know about it, too. We might just be able to add it to our selection.

Identifying Arts & Crafts Furniture

While this video explores the significance and location of shopmarks, it also emphasizes the role of design elements and construction details.

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Evaluating Your Arts & Crafts Furniture

Before undertaking even the simplest of restorations, its important to inspect and evaluate the item before making a list of the steps you plan to take.

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Cleaning an Original Finish

More damage has been done in misguided attempts to clean a delicate, original finish than people would imagine. We make it easy – and safe for your furniture.

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Preserving an Arts & Crafts Finish

Original shellac finishes need the additional protection of paste wax. This video shows how you can tint clear waxes for dark Arts & Crafts furniture.

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Replacing a Leather Seat

Original leather often doesn’t last as long as an original finish, so in this session we take you through the steps in replacing a leather seat on our Stickley chair.

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