Antique Furniture Repair
We love being able to value and use our relatives old belongings such as antique furniture. A lot of us also have cheap furniture that we don’t really care about either way, and for a lot of us once we’ve gotten our money’s worth out of it, it’s time to just get rid of it. The more expensive or sentimental items are well worth the price of repair/refinishing though. Furniture repair can make your old vintage furniture look like new without losing the charm or value.
Professional Furniture Restoration in Atlanta
Furniture repair isn’t something that should be taken lightly. You cannot become a professional in restoration overnight. The average hardcore DIY-er is NOT going to be able to just pick up a craft like this real quickly. It’s not just the actual act of doing the work too, you have to have the tools you need to do the job, and be able to source the leather and other materials that you need. Pro’s are able to source the exact materials they need, and likely have all the tools they’ll need already on hand. If you try to DIY this, you may regret it when it requires a professional to fix your mishaps.
Restore or Refinish Furniture?
Restoration and refinishing tend to be used as synonymous, but they do have different definitions and are a different process. Restoration is generally minimal work, light cleaning and minimal repair. The end goal is always to maintain the base structure and improve the outer appearance and functionality to not lose value on the old, antique piece.
Refinishing involves stripping the finish off of the furniture piece. Wood is treated with chemical strippers, sanded, stained, and then refinished. Do beware that some antique pieces can lose value after being refinished. If value matters to you, you need to do research and talk with your refinished before making any choices.
Refinishing Your Own Furniture
Your nicer pieces of furniture may be worth restoring, while cheaper or lower quality pieces are probably not worth the investment. When it truly comes to antiques, generally speaking you don’t want to refinish them if the monetary value matters to you. The best pieces of furniture to refinish are those from 1960 and back, factory produced with heavy wood and solid quality. That way you don’t risk messing up someone handmade masterpiece and you can count on the furniture to last for a long time. Don’t damage your beautiful furniture by trying to refinish a piece on your own. You can trust the vintage professionals at Atlanta furniture repair to fix your piece properly.