REFINISH or REPLACE?
As furniture refinishing “expert” after over 25 years serving Port Hope, Cobourg, and Northumberland in the furniture refinishing and wood refinishing business, this is the one question I have been asked most often—especially by new clients! When looking at a vintage piece of furniture, a mantelpiece, kitchen cabinetry, or stairway, people often see only the wear and tear accumulated over time and hard use. My solution is always wood refinishing! (see some examples)
Most vintage or antique furniture, as well as architectural items, including kitchen cupboards, are well constructed, having been built by skilled cabinetmakers using solid, early growth woods—so furniture refinishing is always an option! A piece may look dirty, dingy and in need of repair, stripping, and refinishing, but with a little care and attention (that I’m most willing to provide), the piece will take on a renewed beauty and proudly serve for many more years. If you own a piano or wooden boat, I can help, with a variety of spray finishes that include the latest environmentally-friendly, water-based coatings.
Our clients are often amazed at the results and are thrilled that, after refinishing, all of their wooden items can once again take a place of prominence in their home. Got a piece of furniture that needs a new lease on life? Contact me!