Frank B. Rhodes | FurnitureMaker Reproduction and Restoration of Traditional American Furniture Since 1983 Chestertown, Maryland | 410.778.3993

Refinishing

Questions always arise of whether or not to refinish. (See the frequently asked questions section) There is no easy answer. Antiques should not be refinished unless the finish is damaged beyond repair or they have been previously refinished.

Lane Cedar Chest

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This chest needed extensive veneer restoration and was completely refinish with a satin look. We have restored many Lane Manufacturers chests over the years most of which were produced before 1987. It has been our policy to remove the factory installed locks for safety reasons on these chests as they lock upon closing and cannot be opened from the inside.

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Office Desk

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This desk needed to be completely refinished. Drawers and base were painted for a nice contrasting look. The writing deck was replaced.

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Deck Chair

 

This is a deck chair from a WW II ship. It had numerous coats of paint which was removed, it was refinished and new cane installed.

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Buffet

 

This buffet was stripped, re-stained and finished. The brasses were also cleaned.

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Small Desk

 

This desk was water damaged from a fire and was missing the drop board. We refinished it, made a new drop board and added a gallery on top.

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Maple Sideboard

 

The finish was damaged, the top was warped and parts of the piece had been painted.

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Dining Set

 

This dining set was faded and some of the chairs were broken. The set was repaired, refinished and new fabric put on the seats.

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Two centennial card tables

 

The finish was damaged beyond repair. They also had loose veneer and loose joints. They were repaired and refinished.

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Oak Table and Chairs

 

The top of this oak table was stained and scratched; frame was very loose and needed complete re-gluing. The entire set was stripped and refinished. The leather seats of the chairs were trimmed with brass headed nails.

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Slant Front Desk

 

The finish was partially removed when we received the piece for restoration. The mirror was removed from its frame for refinishing and replaced. The bass knobs were polished.

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Small Cabinet

 

This shows the piece as we received it with paint covering the original finish. The paint was removed, the piece sanded and new finish applied.

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