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Should you fix or replace your furniture?

Wobbly legs and torn upholstery don’t necessarily mean it’s time to put a piece of furniture out by the curb. While repairing a table from I**a or a chest of drawers from Ta*get usually isn’t worth it (the cost of fixing the items would be more than just replacing them), well-made furniture is often worth […]

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Should I strip and refinish my antique furniture?

We are  refinish and repair professionals.  We enjoy and appreciate fine furniture. We are frequently asked if the value of furniture will be diminished if I elect to refinish?  This question often comes from segments seen in Antiques Roadshow’s programming. You should keep in mind that the Antiques Roadshow is entertainment. The appraisers and moderators are […]

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Restore or refinish your furniture

If you have furniture that needs professional attention, it’s a good idea to know some of the terms of the trade before you hire someone. Here’s some information to help you: Restoration In most cases, restoration refers to light cleaning and cosmetic repairs. The goal is to maintain an antique or vintage piece’s structural integrity […]

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Baby chest

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 […]

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