It's a simple fact of nature that furniture finishes and possibly the wood beneath will fade with age, or will suffer some damage that we might consider irreparable. 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.
Back together! I left the broken piano leg clamped up until the following day, then went and picked up my clamps and drop cloth. It is finally ready to be tuned!
Work surface had a large chip. Removed chipped piece, chiseled into substrate, replaced with new solid wood, false grain cut into patch to match original panel.
Stripped, sanded, new chamfers added, base panel planed parallel to sides, chips/dings removed, refinished.
Contact me today to discuss your repair and refinishing needs.
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