We get a lot of common questions about restoration and wanted to answer some of those most common questions.
What is the definition of an antique?
According to the definition of “antique” your piece of furniture should be 100 years of age or older. It does not need to be that old however to have value to you and we completely understand that.
Can I keep the same “older look” to the piece during the restoration process?
Yes, absolutely you can!! Restoring antiques and treating damaged or degraded coatings, like any aspect of thoughtful furniture care, begins with an examination and evaluation of the damaged areas. This examination has three main components.
- Visually ascertain the damage and, if possible, formulate an idea as to the cause of the deterioration.
- The second method usually employed to evaluate the coating condition is to test the surface with solvents, to see if and how the coating reacts to individual solvents or combinations of solvents.
- Thirdly a formulation of the restoration strategy will be completed with the customer.
What if I want to change the color and sheen, can I do that as well?
Yes, you can!!! We have a large variety of wood samples with colors and sheens to choose from
Can you also repair my antique or add casters or hardware to my antique?
Yes, we can!! We have a dedicated group of staff here that can ensure that every detail is taken care of for you.
Do you have photos for me to look at?
Yes, please refer to our social media sites, and our website for before and after photos or ask us to send you specific photos of pieces that might be like your antique
Can you pickup and delivery my antique, even if it is over size?
Yes, we can!! We look forward to working with you