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.
Even quality furniture can’t stand up to mother nature. When humidity levels fluctuate, wood expands and contracts and is susceptible to cracking.
Recently, a client contacted us with just this problem. They had a beautiful ten-foot long custom table made for them in Germany. The table was constructed from solid teak and was truly a remarkable piece of furniture. The couple had been transferred to Naperville recently and they noticed the table began to crack.
Live edge or natural edge is a style of furniture where the woodworker incorporates the natural edge of the wood into the design of the piece. Live edge furniture often uses wood that could not be used in conventional woodworking. There are special challenges involved in working with this type of wood, and several methods for live edge have developed. Some leave the natural holes and cracks in the wood while other artists fill them with resins.
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 received a call from a client who has a passion for music. So much so, that she has two pianos in her house. Unfortunately, one didn’t work and was just taking up space. She inquired if anything could be done with it? Naturally, after a few minutes of deliberation, we suggested that it be repurposed as a bar.
Whether you’re a consumer, interior designer, furniture dealer or builder, dealing with one person on a project is always easier. Multiple points of contact usually means time spent relaying messages that get lost in translation, instead of time spent on hobbies, selling or taking care of customers. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have one point of contact for all your commercial/residential furniture refinishing, painting, upholstery and custom design needs?
Small businesses that offer furniture upholstery are becoming harder to find. Lots of people claim to be upholsterers but can’t deliver a quality product. Get a bad one and your liable to have fabric patterns that don’t line up. I once heard the quote, “Have you ever been surprised by the price of hiring a professional? Try hiring an amateur first and the price will feel cheap.” Really great upholstery is an art.
At Wehrli Furniture, we have the expertise to transform your furniture to fit any new style or trend. If a traditional stain doesn’t work with the current décor of your home, you don’t need to go out and buy a new piece of furniture. Obviously, we can always stain your piece of furniture and make it look great again. However, we can also paint or glaze it. Either of those options can take even the most dated pieces and make them modern and fresh again.
When you own a furniture refinishing business, you sign up to see a lot of rockers. In the years we’ve been doing this, we’ve seen rockers in every size/state imaginable.
Recently, a rocker came in that didn’t start out as a rocker. In its previous life, it was just a normal chair. At some point, stretchers were added and it was transformed into a rocker.
A piece of furniture can be any style you imagine. It can be transformed to match a traditional or modern look. Painting furniture is an excellent way to keep a quality piece of furniture, while changing it to look brand new.
Recently, we received an email from a customer looking to change the style of her secretary hutch. The piece of furniture was in phenomenal shape and really needed no work. However, it didn’t fit the style of the new home she was building.
It can be overwhelming to buy new furniture that fits in with the pieces you already own and enjoy. At Wehrli Furniture, we specialize in transforming the dated furniture you’ve already purchased, to match your current tastes. As long as you have a vision, we can turn it into a reality.