It's a simple fact of nature that wood finishes, and possibly the wood beneath, will degrade with age. Other times they take damage that we might consider irreparable. But before you get rid of that old chest, dresser or table, consider seeing if I might be able to repair and refinish it for you. If possible, chances are that fixing it will cost less than buying an entirely new piece or set. It may even be possible to alter certain design elements if you want to change or modernize the look.
A piece can also sustain damage to the finish alone, or you may decide after a number of years that the color your furniture currently has isn't what you want anymore. Again, before you toss it aside in favor of an entirely new piece or set, consider checking to see if it can be refinished to achieve your goals.
It's pretty common to combine furniture repair and refinishing into one job - strip, sand, repair, alter, refinish. And it's also common that I'll discover minor necessary repairs during a refinish job -- if this happens I'll contact you to discuss anything necessary before moving forward. If all it takes is tightening a screw then it won't add any cost to the job, but if I have to start disassembling joinery to re-glue, or replace parts, then it will have an additional cost.
See the galleries below to get an idea of what's possible! Most will start with one image from after repairs/refinishing, and then will show some of the process followed by one or more from after processing. There may be times that the images have yet to be put in order while the website is being updated, but they still share a good amount of detail that will be useful.