Furniture Sales & Repair in Georgia
We really learn to value how special our antique furniture is in comparison to furniture you can go buy in a store today. For those cheaper items that you don’t really care about, once you’ve gotten your money’s worth out of them they generally just aren’t worth refinishing, or you may just be ready for something new. The more sentimental and special items though, may be well worth refinishing. Furniture repair is a fantastic service, but if someone no longer wants to try to restore their furniture, there are opportunities to buy antique furniture that is already fixed.
DIY or Pro Furniture Restoration
No one will become a professional in furniture repair 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 damage a piece of furniture by trying to repair it yourself, you’re risking extreme costs to fix it if you mess up.
Restoration vs Refinishing
Are yo considering restoration or refinishing for your furniture pieces? These words tend to be synonymous, but they do have different definitions when you break it down. Restoration is generally minimal work, light cleaning and minimal repair. The goal is always to enhance the overall appearance, but increase strength in the base structure.
Refinishing takes much longer and much more work. 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.
Unfortunately, we find some pieces can’t be repaired. 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. If you want to add to your antique collection, you’ll find Antique Furniture For Sale Atlanta to have an excellent collection.