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Antique Furniture Sales
A lot of us also have cheap furniture that we don’t really care about either way, while we may also have those beautiful, antique pieces that will never be made again. We may have purchased these on our own or they were handed down by relatives. 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
You should not take the process of antique furniture repair as a fun, DIY job. 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. Pros are able to source the exact materials they need, and likely have all the tools they’ll need already on hand. A professional has the skill and experience to not ruin the piece’s value.
Restore or Refinish Furniture
Restoration and refinishing are used the same, but they do have different definitions and are a different process for the furniture to go through. 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 is a longer process. For refinishing, the coating has to be taken off. 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 professional refinishing specialist before making any choices.
Buying Antique Furniture
We have pieces of furniture we’ll never give up, but we do know there are more antiques out there. 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. If you want to buy something else, Rustic Furniture For Sale Atlanta has a wonderful selection.