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.
Enjoy the show!
Living Room Tables
Chairs and Rockers
Desks and Desk Chairs
A nineteenth century folding top game table, as it came to us. Clearly this needed refinishing!
Here it is completed, with a satiny jacobean finish. Very close to the original color scheme.
The top is opened up for a foursome. The left leg has swiveled back to support the leaf.
This is a little jewelry box. We don't show you the fabric lined interior, but we do show what we did to protect it while working on the piece. It had an obvious need when it came in. We removed the worn out old finish, then applied a new natural semi-gloss finish. The brass ormolu is a characteristic feature of Louis XV era furniture–french from the late eighteenth century. This is a more modern reproduction.
This is a very unusual pattern of damage. It looks like there was a combination of intense sun exposure along with some water damage.One leg came loose as part of that.
Here the table is repaired and refinished. No trace of the discolored damage. It was more than a simple repair to even out the color, but we don't want go give out all our secrets!
An oak server. Beautiful quarter sawn grain patterns throughout.
Sofa table before and after. 1920s vintage.
A late twentieth century table base with a glass top. Striking in this bright color.
A smoker's stand. A built in humidor and a place to store three pipes as well as magazines for perusal while smoking.
Many old piano stools, like this one, have come to the point where they need more than just a dusting, they need work. Re-gluing and refinishing was required for this item. Originally colored by a deep dark red dye, the outer layer of the wood is permanently altered. Without very detailed (expensive) sanding to remove all the color, it becomes an attractive highlight when refinished.
This is a 1970s era end table. For many of us this is too recent still to look like it has much value, just wait! If it has value to you, bring it to us, we will make it look great.
This illustrates that imagination is limitless when it comes to the possible configurations of furniture items. It is a circular end table. It is also a set of four tray tables that can be moved around the room for drinks and hors d'oeuvres (does anyone know off hand how to spell that or do all of you need to look it up too?).
This pair of asian style tables from the 1980s had an owner that loved red! They are both the same color, the foreground color, the photo is misleading. If you like the furniture style but don't like the color, refinishing can get you where you want to go.
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