Wood furniture is the most common piece of decor you can find in the average home. It is common for wood furniture to be passed down through generations from one family member to another.
The stately nature of wood furniture also makes it a popular addition to almost every type of design scheme imaginable. However, it also requires a certain level of care that isn’t necessary with synthetic or metallic furniture. It is very important to know what type of finish is already on your furniture before you attempt to fix any minor imperfections or try to refinish it.
Older furniture was often finished with a mixture of linseed oil and various chemicals. It was a basic finishing solution that was only meant to repel miniscule amounts of water. Furniture older than 50 years may still be refinished using this mixture. You should not redo this type of finish yourself unless you don’t care about its value as an antique.
Newer furniture is often finished with a polyurethane coating. Polyurethane is an inexpensive and durable finish that can take a lot of abuse before requiring refinishing. Oil-based finishes are sometimes used on more expensive furniture.
It’s that time of the year – time to get the house ready for family and guests who will be visiting for the holidays! You already know to make time to polish the silver and iron the tablecloths, but how about those dining rooms chairs?
This holiday season, make sure everyone can take a seat at the table by calling Furniture Medic by Swenson! Dining chairs with loose backs can be uncomfortable and unsafe. Call Furniture Medic by Swenson and we will tighten or reglue those chairs for the cost of just $50 each (minimum of four chairs, please). The work is done right in your home, and we can usually have you fixed up in less than an hour.
If you need new cushions on your nice chairs, we can help with that as well. You can select from many different fabrics available from www.Greenhousefabrics.com. Once you have chosen the fabric, contact us and we can arrange for custom installation.
Contact Furniture Medic by Swenson at toll free 877-835-3697 and schedule an appointment with for this pre-holiday special. Don’t wait; get those dining room chairs fixed up in time for Thanksgiving dinner!
If you have any furniture that needs fixing, call on Furniture Medic by Swenson. From minor repairs to major refinishing jobs, Furniture Medic by Swenson has the skill and experience to do the job right.
Furniture Medic by Swenson is now able to handle your furniture upholstery needs. We are now associated with Greenhouse Fabrics, a North Carolina company, with more than 10,000 fabric selections to chose from (many made in the USA). We have some sample books, all fabrics can be viewed on line and we are able to obtain samples within days. We are associated with 2 qualified upholstery shops.
Client had experienced some damage to a beautiful piece of furniture during a move. One of the legs and part of a decorative piece had been broken. The damage is shown in picture below.
We were able to fabricate a new decorative piece and repair the damaged leg. Both were re-attached and the color restored. The leg was much stronger than before.
The customer was pleased.
We were contacted by a client to repair some damage to the top of a bedside table. Some liquid room deodorizer had been spilled on the corner of the table. This stuff is very damaging and removed the paint and topcoat. In the picture below you can see the damage.
Below is a picture of the same area after the damage has been repaired. The customer was pleased.
This chest belongs to a lady who is the youngest sister in her family. The chest had been used by the daughters when they were young and was called “the baby chest”. Because of the way it looked, it had been kept in a closet.
This picture shows how the chest looked before we began to work on it. Notice that it had been ‘antiqued’ with several coats of paint and some parts are missing and broken.
Details about the baby chest:
This chest was antiqued with three coats of paint.
We had to strip all the paint and thoroughly clean the detailed surfaces. The customer also requested that the drawers be repaired so that they closed properly.
Drawer slides were installed to stabilize the drawers.
The next step involved applying the stain that was selected by the client, reinstalling the external handles and applying several coats of finish.
When delivered to the client her comment was “wow” and she placed it at her front entrance area so all could see it, especially her older sisters who were visiting soon.