Things We Find

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We Find Amazing Things In Furniture That You Drop Off   We were recently working on a spinette desk when we found an aged leather folder. It contained WWII documents of a GI. It will be returned to the owners … Continued

The Gold Standard of Sofas

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Know Your Furniture Springs In the industry, 8-way hand tied coil springs are the gold standard of quality in sofas and easy chairs. Our team has have heard about it, but we tend to purchase other seating because of lower … Continued

Customer Service

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Spare Parts May Actually Be Available From Your Furniture Manufacturer   Posted by: Furniture Werks on 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM   Buying new furniture is great! However, over time it tends to wear down and within the first few years cushion fabric can … Continued

I Should Have Kept It

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 To Keep Or Not To Keep? That Is The Furniture Question   Posted by: Furniture Werks on 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM It seems that as furniture ages, becoming shabby, uncomfortable or outdated, people will delegate those pieces to the basement, dorm, or a … Continued

Upholstery Choices

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Posted by: Furniture Werks on 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM When discussing choices about upholstery, zippers on the back of cushions frequently come up. People like zippers because they want to be able to remove the cover for cleaning. That’s not the purpose of … Continued

Does refinishing ruin an antiques value?

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 Does refinishing ruin an antiques value? Posted by: Furniture Werks on 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM We hear from customers that have a family furniture favorite in need of restoration. Their goal is to have it become functionally useful and restore its natural wood … Continued

Removing Pesky White Rings From Table Tops

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 Removing Pesky White Rings From Table Tops Posted by: Furniture Werks on 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM Occasionally I am asked how to remove white rings from tabletops. White rings are usually caused by wet drinking glasses left on tabletops for hours on end. … Continued

Sinking Seats

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 What To Do With Sinking Seats Sinking seats in sofas and chairs are most likely caused by either worn out foam or seat supports. Replacing the foam is the easiest and least costly option to the furniture owner. In order … Continued

Our Magic Glue

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Our Magic Glue And All It’s Secrets More often than not, the broken furniture we are asked to repair has been worked on by someone else. Joints and holes are overflowing with hardened glue that had been applied in excess. … Continued

Cushions

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Know Your Furniture Cushions   As I was evaluating Mrs. Smith’s sofa for reupholstery, she asked what we could do with her back cushions. They had become rumpled, bloated in the center, felt lumpy and would not fluff up. She brought … Continued

Fabric

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 Which Fabrics to Choose? People tend to equate fabric cost with product durability. That is not necessarily the case with furniture fabrics. I find there are two general classifications of upholstery fabric. Most common in upholstery shops are the supplier … Continued

Wax and Furniture Care

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Wax Buildup on Furniture: And How to Remove It Over the years, many pieces have come into our shop with soiled wax build-up. This dark, sticky substance has taken years to develop. When it does, it tends to ruin the … Continued

Floor Protection

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How to Protect and Restore Wood Floors    Wood floors have their own charm, warmth and character. At times they can appear to be very durable, then one day scratches are noticed and no one seems to know why. Whether … Continued

Used Furniture

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Posted by: Furniture Werks on 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM In today’s economy, used furniture can be a super cost effective way to furnish a starter apartment. But it can be a difficult chore to determine a good buy. Furniture like other hard goods, … Continued

Guidelines for Furniture Stripping

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Posted by: Furniture Werks on 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM Stripper or paint remover works best in mild temperatures, from 60 to 80 F. Use a well ventilated area for your one safety. A basement or heated garage in cooler climates is not recommended. … Continued

Fabric Stain Protector

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Posted by: Furniture Werks on 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM An after market add-on type of warranty that has proven worth while for the consumer is a fabric stain protector. This is a product that the retailer and some upholstery shops apply to the … Continued

Furniture Trends

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Furniture Trends Occasionally, the topic of furniture trends, come up. The most common theme I see in the past few years is buyer’s remorse. A sofa, chair table or dresser was purchased because it looked good and the price was … Continued

Glass Tops

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Glass Tops And Their Benefits   A number of customers like to have glass tops for end tables, dressers, and even desks. The glass does an excellent job of protecting against spills, both water and chemical from damaging the finish. … Continued

Leather

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Leather Furniture And Their Classifications Recently we have heard customers express disappointment with their recently purchased leather furniture. Their furniture was 2 to 6 years old, and the leather was wearing out in a variety of ways. This similar experience was … Continued

Zippers

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 Everything You Need To Know About Zipper Cushions  Cushions come up as a topic of discussion quite regularly around our shop. Most cushion types can either be closed with a zipper or hand sewn to ensure closure. The back of … Continued

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