On these pages we display items from one category of furniture per page as a sampler of the furniture refinishing work we have done. The goal is still to offer a sense of the variety of the furniture refinishing projects that can be done and some of the options and outcomes which might not be expected. We very often have customers come in who are surprised by how much can be done beyond the most basic coloring and coating work. Indeed, sometimes the simple is the best, but often, part of the visual delight of furniture is the interaction of the design of the finish with the design of the physical form of the piece. On another page we have given a lot of information about options in finishing, on these pages we want to illustrate many of those options for you.
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Living Room Tables
Chairs and Rockers
Desks and Desk Chairs
The wood is Padauk.
This table had some unusual looking water damage on the legs in that the wood was bleached and grayed more than normal.
The finish was also impossible to remove. It became clear after a lot of hard work that this table was finished with fiberglass.
To prepare it for refinishing we had to smooth the top surface with bondo. The only thing to do after that was to paint it .
We headline this section by featuring a pie-crust edge, tilt top table, a very nice piece. The dark markings in the first photo were deep water borne mineral stains in the wood. It took an extra step to remove these after stripping. In the second set of photos, you might be able to detect that the legs and edge of the top have been highlighted.
These are pre-digital photos and prints that have aged. But you can still see the beautiful wood pattern on top and can tell that the outer perimeter of the finished table has been shaded as wel as highlighted.
Light colored front leg is a replacement we made.
Ribboned mahogany wood top.
This beautiful little table had definitely seen better days. The top wasn't looking too good. We offered to replicate the design of the decals on the top. The customer was interested until he saw the cost of this hand painting. (Decals, as the one used on this table, are not available anymore.)
Instead, he decided he would like to darken the table and gave us some liberty in making it a phenomenal piece. We highlighted the features, shaded the top edge and rubbed the shading off of the protruding sections. He was very pleased, and so were we!
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Another beautiful table, again of mahogany. The watery gloss finish is beautiful, but also expensive to apply. We hope you have also got the idea by now that the highlighting visible on the knees and toes is a major enhancement to the finish. This does add a bit to the cost but not nearly as much as it adds to the appearance.