Who Repairs Antique Furniture?
Only hire expert craftsmen with deep knowledge of wood materials, finishes and even the history of antiques and furniture. After all, you don’t want to destroy the value of your precious furniture.
The right craftsmen may also contribute to increasing the value of an antique. This is accomplished by making the furniture piece more attractive and functional (e.g. repairing the legs and making the drawers work).
When to repair your antique furniture?
If it’s already an eyesore or the furniture has an everyday function (e.g. chair and side table for guests), allow the craftsmen to repair it as soon as possible. This is to prevent further damage and protect your high-value furniture from getting ruined.
It’s especially the case when the antique is on the verge of breaking down or there are clear signs of eventual ruin. Perhaps the legs are broken or the table top would split in half anytime. These cases require immediate attention. Aside from protecting your furniture, it’s also for the safety of everyone (especially those who use the furniture).
Should you do it yourself?
If the repair requires expertise and detail, just let the craftsmen do it. After all, they specialised and spent years restoring antiques for high-profile clients. Many of the experienced craftsmen have also likely worked with commercial projects (e.g. restoring boardroom tables and museum pieces).
Although some antique repairs seem like ordinary carpentry work, it actually goes beyond that. It’s because craftsmen need to know the original wood material and finishing before proceeding with the job. They may also need to place structural materials for reinforcement or preventing parts of the original piece from falling apart.
Where to find antique repair services?
Contact us today at Glen Sheldon French Polishing if you require excellent craftsmanship. We repair the following types of furniture:
- Antique and contemporary furniture
- Table tops
- Wine cabinets
- Restaurant tables
- Old sofas
- Chaise lounges
Call us today at (02) 9666 4417.