Wood Furniture Refinishing in Vancouver
It might look like a fun DIY project on Pinterest, but furniture refinishing when done properly is backed by years of learning and experience. A craft that’s both artistic and technical, it’s not something most should tackle alone.
If you’ve gone out to enjoy Vancouver’s excellent summer yard sales and come back with an old piece of furniture you love but think could need a little TLC, or if you’ve had a piece sitting around for years that isn’t quite what it used to be, give Total Renovations a call.
Our talented refinishers will apply their skills to our project to create a stunning, like-new piece of furniture for you to display proudly in your home.
Is it Worth Refinishing?
When you’re staring at that chair in someone’s front yard considering whether or not to purchase, or examining furniture already in your home, you’ll ask yourself: is it worth refinishing?
When you get the remodeling bug, you could either ditch the character piece in favor of something both cheap and new, or you could invest in wood restoration and end up with something truly unique.
To figure out if your furniture is salvageable, consider the following:
- If it’s second-hand, has it been painted? If so, paint can hide a multitude of problems.
- How high-quality is it? You don’t want to be caught with a piece from the ‘50s or ‘60s that turns out to be particleboard or laminate. Aim for 1850-1950.
- What is the value? If it’s a unique piece already, you may diminish this by refinishing.
- Is it falling apart? Re-gluing will up the price of refinishing.
We’re invested in the pieces that we refinish and love to make changes that clients love. Make sure that you’re invested in your furniture as well before refinishing it!
Why Not to Buy New
If it’s possible to refinish your furniture and you have both options in front of you, why refinish instead of buying new? Do it for these great reasons:
Refinishing furniture has been scientifically proven to reduce the impact of carbon on the environment. It takes 1000 times more carbon dioxide to build new than update old!
Take a basic piece and make it yours. From stain or paint, to upholstery the sky’s the limit!
“They don’t make it like they used to” applies to the majority of furniture being manufactured now. Maintain that high-quality piece of furniture and it will last you much longer than a modern piece.
In most cases, refinishing will cost you much less than buying something new in a similar style.
Holding on to History
Like any city, Vancouver has a rich history. The furniture created in past eras is a part of this.
If you’re lucky enough to own a historic piece of wood furniture, don’t let it remain damaged or get rid of it. Call Total Renovations and we’ll take care of all your refinishing needs, leaving you with beautiful furniture that no one but you owns!