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When it comes to refinishing the only real way to begin is with a complete and thorough chemical strip, this gets all the old finish off ready for the new. If the piece is stripped properly then there will be only a small amount of prep work needed (i.e. sanding repairing) from there comes staining, then on to the finishing. I like to use the new non-toxic, non-flammable water based coats when it comes to finishes, they are very durable and water resistant, plus they come in many different sheens, colors and they look great.
Just like furniture refinishing, cabinet refinishing can have a wonderful effect and transform any kitchen or entertainment center. If the cabinets are of good enough quality it could be well worth refinishing them and by not replacing saving a good amount of money at the same time.
As a rule we like oil finishes over a varnished finish for exterior wood. Oil finishes don't last as long as varnish and need to be regularly maintained but that maintenance is easy, simple cleaning and reapply a fresh oil coat. The chair below was scrubbed with a mild wood bleach and hot water to return the teak to new.
We like to preserve as much of the original as possible, repair and restore what is already there, before adding new. The old adage of "less is more," really does apply to furniture restoration. So if we can preserve a finish of some part of the piece without refinishing or fabricating a new part, we will.
Caning and other specialized services
We can re-cane chairs and other weave related projects, along with other specialized projects like, leather replacement, gold leaf etc. We also can refer you to local artists and vendors for many other specialized restoration projects.
A large part of our work with furniture is wood repairs, whether it is a simple broken chair leg or a compete top to bottom rebuild, we have got the expertise to fix it. Whether its a wobbly table or a cabinet door falling apart, we can and have handled all sorts of repairs, from simple & straight forward to hard & tricky.