Furniture Restoration & Refinishing
Restoration and refinishing can be done in ways
that do not harm the value of your furniture. So it is important
that you only do business with a reputable, experienced, furniture
restoration expert. Mr. Wagner has been involved in furniture restoration
for more than 40 years and has restored thousands of pieces of furniture.
There are many methods of restoration. You have
probably seen a program or two on television that said the value
of your antiques may be diminished by refinishing. We take that into
consideration and advise you of the best course of action for each
piece. For example, the conservation of a finish is different than
the cleaning of a finish. Conservation uses methods that are reversible
and are of museum-like restoration. Removal of a finish is a different
method. Only a reputable restorer should assist you in this decision, whatever he does should enhance and protect the value of your
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- Standard Finish:
We have selections of rich-looking stains, dyes, and paints.
- Old Money Look:
Standard/old money finish is applied and physically hand-distressed.
- Museum Look:
Base color is applied and second color is crackled over base.
Glazing and distressing can be applied, if desired.
- Finish Conservation:
This is often the best finish to use when working with high-quality
antique furniture to best preserve the investment value.
- Color Matching:
We can match the finish to an existing a piece of furniture, wood,
picture or paint/finish chip. We custom-mix colors to best work
with the supplied item.
Repair can be structural or cosmetic, depending
upon the type and extent of the damage. We often do insurance work,
repairing furniture that has been damaged by water, fire or general
mishandling and abuse. In cases of extreme damage, creation of missing
pieces may be necessary.
Our furniture repair specialists have decades
of experience. These specialists take extreme pride in the quality
of their work. In structural repair, it's what you don't see that's
most important. The integrity of the individuals doing the repair
and the love of what they do shows in the result.
Fabrication of Missing Pieces
Missing a drawer from a chest or a finial from
your four-poster bed? From replacing a missing table leg to creating
an entire piece of furniture to coordinate with an existing set,
The Restoration Society can help. We work with you directly, using our knowledge
and experience of antiques to create a seamless match with your
Sometimes, families are lucky enough to have special
pieces that are passed down through generations. These items
often hold more value to the lineage than the resale value. Maybe
we just want the item to be cleaned, maybe there is something that
would complete the look by fabricating a small missing piece, or
maybe it's a table that needs just the right set of chairs. The Restoration Society can help with this or anything that will help you complete
your family heirloom at a reasonable price.
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We perform the labor, you provide the material.
We are able to suggest high-quality fabric vendors who have
reasonable prices. This is unique in the marketplace and a savings
It is unusual for upholsterers to have a complete
furniture restoration shop on-site. Many upholsterers do not have
the capability to complete the entire restoration process and send
your pieces out. Here at The Restoration Society, we complete the entire process.
Cain & Rush Work
The same individual has been working for us more than
40 years and has never received a complaint. We
refer to the "bones" (framework or foundation) of the item being caned or rushed.
If the bones are in disrepair, the caning cannot be completed properly.
There are many different types of weaving available. We take care
of the complete process and are very proud of our caning and rush
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