Category Archives: Take Time to Evaluate Your Furniture

Put simply, it is imperative that you evaluate your furniture for refinishing before stripping off the old varnish and pulling out the sand paper. Anyone who has ever watched an episode of the popular television series “Antiques Roadshow” on PBS knows that the value of certain pieces of furniture can be drastically reduced if the original finish has been stripped.

Restoring antique wood furniture is a great way to bring new life into an otherwise dingy, scraped, and broken down piece. Therefore, when deciding on the best types of furniture to refinish, carefully consider the following:

Is the piece damaged beyond repair?
Is the furniture made of solid wood?
Are there missing parts or pieces?
Is the piece sturdy?
Does the furniture meet current-day safety standards?
Is the piece a valuable antique that should not be refinished?

After evaluating the piece of furniture for refinishing by answering the above questions, and determining that the pieces would look great with a new finish, it’s time to get started!

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