Is your Wood Furniture Worth Finishing?

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Is your Wood Furniture Worth Finishing?

How can you tell if the wood furniture that you have at home is worth finishing? How can you recognize furniture at a secondhand store that would be worth refinishing? Here are some tips to help you decide whether you should be bringing your piece into a furniture restoration Toronto specialist or whether the furniture just isn’t worth your time and effort.

Many people love to go shopping for furniture made of wood and bring home a piece to work on as a pet project. Some things to consider first would include whether the piece is painted or not, whether the furniture is well-constructed and whether any re-gluing will need to be done.

Painted Wood Furniture

If furniture is painted it may have been treated in order to cover up water stains, missing veneer, burns and much more. You’re better off investing in a piece of furniture that only has dirty old varnish since you’ll be able to at least see through it to see exactly what’s underneath. Stripping off the old finish isn’t too hard at all and at least you’ll know what to expect before getting started.


Does a piece of furniture need to be re-glued? You can tell if this is the case by rocking the furniture back and forth to see whether it sways are not. If you find that the piece is rickety, you’ll have to factor in re-gluing it using clamps. If you don’t have the time, energy or space to work with, it’s best not to put your time into this project. If you plan on taking your furniture to a furniture restoration Toronto company, you can expect it to be re-glued professionally and brought back to its original condition.


Take a good look at the furniture to see how well it has been constructed. Is it solid wood throughout? Does it look solid and sturdy and ready to be revived? If you are looking at a durable piece of wooden furniture that looks like it could stand the test of time with a bit of love and labour, then it would be worth your time to get it refinished.

If you have questions about furniture you have that you would like refinished, please visit our website now at or feel free to call us anytime at 416-746-7310.


Hello Donna

I just wanted to say Thank you for another amazing job! The table and chairs look absolutely amazing, as usual I am very happy with my new table and chairs. As always it’s a pleasure dealing with you guys from start to finish! Thank you again.

- Tina

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