Off Your Rocker Author:Robert W and Harriett Swedberg Strictly-for-modern Pedagogue Bob Swedberg refused family offers of heirlooms until he saw the warmth of refinished woods accentuated by heritage china in a brother-in-law?s home. Soon he and his wife, Harriett, became collector-addicts and an avalanche of antiques crowded their garage and bulged from the attic while finished vintage pieces re... more »placed the new furniture. Word of bob?s craftsmanship spread as others requested his services until a bountiful workload plus an over supply of pieces caused the Swedbergs to open an antique and refinishing shop. As business grew it was necessary to take in a partner and hire workmen. Finally, Mr. Swedberg had to choose ? business or teaching. Teaching won and the shop was turned over to the partner.
The husband and wife team lecture, conduct adult education classes, demonstrate refinishing techniques, collaborate on a weekly antique column in the Moline, Illinois Daily Dispatch and contribute articles to national magazines. They have won awards in research writing. Now their experience emerges to help others learn how-to tips regarding antique care and repair.« less