Furniture Refinishing – Church Pew Resurrection!!

Furniture refinishing and furniture restoration are two very different things. When a customer asks to have their piece refinished, that means stripping its original finish, sanding, staining to match the customer’s color preference and spraying with lacquer to match the desired sheen. While all of those tasks are included in a restoration, they don’t make up the real challenge.

Furniture Refinishing – Outdoor Furniture Makeover!!

With spring right around the corner, our attention begins to focus on being outside. A large portion of time spent outdoors is usually on the patio or deck. Consequently, we begin to think about taking the patio furniture out of storage. Unfortunately, we often find our set in a state of disrepair. Whether it’s wood or metal, mother nature doesn’t play favorites. Moisture rusts metal furniture and the sun fades and dries out wood pieces. At Wehrli Furniture, we offer cost-effective solutions for outdoor furniture. 

Custom Furniture – MCM Chair Made From Vintage Suitcase!!

There are hundreds of furniture stores and their selections are vast. The problem with buying furniture at a store is it’s not unique. Sometimes we desire to have a custom-made piece that’s one-of-a-kind.

Recently we participated in a local Naperville charity event called the Chair Affair. Local businesses/people signed up to create a chair that would be displayed at a local business for a month. After that, they’d be auctioned off for charity. 

Furniture Refinishing – The Cabinets That Were Anything But Custom!!

Often time’s customers look at their furniture and see a piece of junk. To be fair, it’s hard to imagine a dilapidated chair, table or cabinet being anything different. This post is a testament that anything can be transformed into something beautiful again.

A few months back, I received a call from a customer who wanted her former built-in cabinets turned into stand-alone cabinets. Because they were built-in, the dimensions on the tops and sides weren’t correct for cabinets that would stand-alone. Therefore, new tops and sides would have to be built to make each side match. 

Have You Ever Stripped Furniture??

Stripping is arguably the most crucial step of the refinishing process. It sets the proper foundation for sanding, staining and applying lacquer. Stripping is also the worst part of refinishing. The stripper will have deal with fumes, grime, possible skin irritation and strenuous labor. The vast majority of people/businesses don’t have the facilities or supplies to properly strip a piece. Also, over-the-counter products often don’t work on today’s tough finishes. Have you ever wished somebody would offer this service at a reasonable price and get the job done right?