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Furniture Repair in Georgia

We typically have a variety of furniture, some old and some new, some cheap, some very nice. 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; it can truly take your old furniture from drab to fab. You can make the final product look just like it did when it came off of the assembly line many years before.

DIY vs Pro Furniture Restoration

You simply cannot become as skilled as a pro in repairing furniture without many years of experience. 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 risk the entire piece of furniture by trying to do this yourself.

Restoration vs Refinishing

You need to learn the difference between restoration and refinishing. These words sometimes are used as synonymous, but they do 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 appearance so it retains all of it’s value and keeps looking great for years. You have to strip the paint and coating off of a piece of furniture to refinish it. 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 because it may never be worth the same again.

Buying Old Furniture

It isn’t always practical to refinish old furniture beyond repair. 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. Adding to your vintage furniture collection is easy with the help of Vintage Furniture For Sale. If you can’t restore your furniture, this is a great option.