Furniture Repair in Georgia
We hold on to furniture that means something to us or holds value in any way for us. 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. You can really upgrade worn out old pieces without losing the charm with furniture restoration.
DIY or Professional Furniture Repair
Furniture repair is something that takes many years to get good at. 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. You definitely need a professional to do this job for you.
What is Restoration and Refinishing?
Restoration and refinishing have different definitions when you break it down. 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 more difficult and involves stripping the finish off of the 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.
Furniture Restoration in Alpharetta, GA
Nice furniture can typically be restored or refinished. If it’s made of particleboard, you pretty much always want to avoid refinishing it. 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. You’ll want a professional who can care for your furniture properly. We prefer Alpharetta Furniture Repair for these services.