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Flea Markets in Connecticut

Connecticut is home to many flea markets. Antique lovers and “flipping” enthusiasts find great deals on furniture to restore and refinish, then keep or resell. Raphael’s Furniture helps people like interior designers and hobbyists create furniture that stands out. Owner Mark DeVito is the “Furniture Guru” as featured on the hit TV show, Flea Market Flip. Learn more about Mark DeVito in the news.

Find Flea Markets in Connecticut Near You

This list was created on February 24, 2019 and is subject to change. For best results, call the location to confirm information.

Bethlehem Indoor Flea Market

Cobalt Flea Market

Dave’s Emporium Flea Market and more

  • 3.5 stars, 62 Google reviews
  • Address: 31 Prestige Park Cir, East Hartford, CT 06108
  • Hours: Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays, 8 AM to 5 PM; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Phone: (860) 573-1406

Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market

Flea Market at the Crossing

Maplewood Indoor Flea Market

Moosup Flea Market

New Brunswick Flea Market

Redwood Country Flea Market

The Boulevard Flea Market

The Woodbury Flea Market

Winchester Grange Fair And Flea Market

Wrights Barn & Flea Market

The wood Turner.

About the time I started to go to middle school, my Dad told told me that there was a hand-full of these Danersk craftsmen alive, they have there work benches in there basement and my Dad would use them when he needed a special part needed, a wood turning or a special inlay or veneer work and was a way they would make some money. My Dad would drop me off after school to various European craftsmen and they would show me various skills. Not only were they skillful but each one was a character. The photo below of a wood turner named George Sly who work at Danerk for many years.

(13) Mark DeVito

George Sly

George, in his 80’s. taught me how to turn-wood. His hands were riddled with arthritis and the shape of holding turning chisels for so many hours but he could turn a 100 pieces and they would all be the same. I’d usually arrive at his house about 3:00. George would be sitting at his kitchen table with a tank top and boxer shorts, his usually attire. A cup of black coffee and a …pack of Camel cigarettes on the table. He would say with his raspy voice, “Hello Mark, Oh it’s time for your lesson”. He would walk down the stairs into the basemen, put his work apron on and turn on his wood length. He would then toss the cigarette onto the ground where there was a pile of sawdust that ran from the ground all the way up to his length. You can see craters of where cigarettes had landed and burnt themselves out.

Removing water stains from wood

Removing Water Stains from Wood

Water stains. They ruin the finish on tables and destroy a clean look. Consequently, it is important to know about removing water stains from wood.

Water damage to your finish will appear in one of two ways. Your furniture will have either a cloudy white or dark-looking stain.

Removing Water Stains from Wood

How to Fix Dark Water Stains

Tools Needed:

  • Oxalic acid
  • Clean rag
  • Distilled vinegar

Instructions:

If part of the wood have turned dark, then moisture has penetrated the finish and has touched the wood.

The only way to remove the dark mark is to strip off the existing finish and treat the mark with oxalic acid. This will remove the mark. After, clean the piece with vinegar to neutralize the mark.

How to Remove White Marks From Wood

Tools Needed:

  • Denatured alcohol or rubbing alcohol or industrial alcohol
  • Clean, white cotton cloth
  • Lemon oil (optional)
  • Hair dryer (optional)

Instructions:

If the water damaged area has turned cloudy white, moisture is probably trapped in the finish. You can remove the moisture by rubbing the area with alcohol. Denatured alcohol, rubbing alcohol or industrial alcohol will work. In addition, you can buy these in any hardware store or online.

Importantly – before trying to remove the mark – make sure the alcohol does not melt or strip your finish. Rub the alcohol on a small section of your furniture that is not usually visible, like the back or bottom, to see if the alcohol will harm the finish. Then dampen a white cotton cloth with alcohol and rub the water mark side to side in the direction of the grain.

If the water mark disappears you may be left with a little hazy area which is just some traces of wax or oil. Then, rub down and dry off the piece with lemon oil. Customers can buy lemon oil at our location in Stamford, CT.

Heat the area with a hair dryer if the water mark does not disappear. However, if that does not work the piece will have to be stripped and refinished.