What does one look for in a company that refinishes and repairs furniture?
Dedicated finishing and stripping areas. Basic woodworking machinery. An open invitation to visit the shop to see photos and actual finished work.
Doesn’t coloring the wood just involve rubbing stain on the wood?
Directly staining the wood is not frequently done by furniture manufacturers. Surprisingly few of the hundreds of pieces which I’ve stripped were stained. Staining offers little control and coloring is primarily done with glazes, tints and toners.
Does your stripping method loosen glue joints?
No. Modern stripping methods are very gentle on furniture unlike the older caustic soda ( lye ) methods.
Do you use power sanders?
Finish sanding is usually done by hand. Machines can easily sand through veneers and also remove the “patina” on older pieces.
What type of finish do you use? Polyurethane?
Lacquer. It has been used on almost all interior furniture since 1920. It’s versatility stands alone. Polyurethane is infrequently used.
Why does refinishing a table top seem to take so much work?
Refinishing table tops requires great attention to detail since they are seen at close range, usually under direct lighting. Extra coats of finish are built up, ground down, and then a final coat is very carefully applied. Due to the size and steps it takes to get a rich depth and proper sheen, more time is required.
What type of payment do you accept?
Cash or check.
Do you pick-up and deliver?
Yes. Charge based on distance.
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