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Custom Built Furniture and Refinishing – Cantera Financial Makeover!!

The goal of any business is to be bigger than it was yesterday. When revenue grows, new employees need to be hired to meet increased demand. Consequently, more office space is required. Not only does a new space have to be built but also new furniture needs to match the updated décor. 

Recently, we received a call from a growing Naperville financial firm, Cantera Financial. They had grown so much that one of their employees was working out of their conference room full time. The owners had decided to construct a larger space that was both functional for their employees and aesthetically pleasing to their expanding customer base.


At Wehrli Furniture, we can be a one-stop shop for all your furniture needs. Whether its refinishing, upholstery, painting or building custom, we can deliver without having to deal with numerous trades. The client only has to deal with one trade and they also can save thousands of dollars by refinishing existing furniture they have.










Years ago, Cantera had a great deal of furniture custom built for their old office that they loved. They desired to refinish the numerous desks, credenzas, tables and file cabinets to match the new desks, credenzas, chairs and tables we’d be building them. Every job throws a curve ball at you. In this case, all the existing furniture would need to be hand stripped with gel stripper. Normally, we’d wash furniture in our strip tank. Usually this saves us countless hours of stripping time. However, the desks, credenzas, etc. we’re made of medium density fiberboard cores (MDF). When MDF gets wet it blows up like a sponge. Therefore, all veneer that covered the MDF was painted with a gel stripper and hand scraped. It was a bit laborious but there wasn’t any option of getting these pieces wet. From there, they were carefully sanded, stained and sprayed with lacquer to match the color and sheen of the custom-built furniture we were building.






While we were refinishing, we also had to provide the client CAD drawings for their new pieces. When building furniture, you also have to take account the space its going in and adjust the sizes so you don’t have furniture that’s too big or too small for a room. After going through a few revisions, the furniture building process began. Upon construction, the styles and finishes of the new furniture mirrored the existing furniture.




Please call us or click on the work order link below to transform your office space or your home with one or all the services we offer. We look forward to having the opportunity to earn your business.


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