Lou's Corner

A Bowing Buffet from Beverly Shores

For years, this buffet piece was part of our customer’s family’s dining room suite. Though it looks as though nothing was significantly wrong, the center drawer on the top would not close properly. When we took a closer look, we …

A Bowing Buffet from Beverly Shores Read More

Read More

Memorable Morris Chair, Reimagined

This Morris chair full of memories now resides in LaPorte, IN. This project required copious amounts of refinishing, repair and patience to restore the childhood memories within. Tasteful new fabric, similar to the original, was chosen by our client’s wife, …

Memorable Morris Chair, Reimagined Read More

Read More
furniture insurance coverage for fire damage

Three Instances When Furniture Insurance Would Have Been Beneficial

One never knows when a water pipe will break, or a fire starts. That’s why home insurance was made to cover the damage, but not all insurance coverage is the same. Over the years, we have restored countless water-logged and …

Three Instances When Furniture Insurance Would Have Been Beneficial Read More

Read More

Draped in White Bedroom Set

The current owners, from Elmhurst, Illinois, wished to update the appearance of the cherry bedroom set after it was inherited from their parents. We brushed a white wash on the pieces, which took several coats to keep the reddish brown …

Draped in White Bedroom Set Read More

Read More
antique chair furniture value

What Is the Value of Your Antique Furniture? What’s It Worth?

Is it worth it to restore your chair, sofa, table, bed frame, or dresser, or would it be most cost efficient to replace the item entirely? A number of customers come in and ask us this exact question. We are …

What Is the Value of Your Antique Furniture? What’s It Worth? Read More

Read More

From the Workshop | Episode 1: Bar Restoration

Meet the team at Furniture Werks and see how they expertly restored and refinished a treasured family heirloom that was damaged in a home fire.
Read More

Antique Dresser, Chair and Table

These three antique furniture pieces came to us from a customer in South Bend. We carefully stripped the finish and decades of wear from the three pieces and then refinished with a deep, rich brown stain and catalyzed lacquer finish …

Antique Dresser, Chair and Table Read More

Read More
furniture tip over

Be Aware of Tip-Prone Furniture When Making Furniture Choices

Thousands of families tell unfortunate stories of a dresser or bedroom nightstand tipping over onto their child. Some pieces, when the drawers are opened, are prone to tip forward, causing the entire case to fall, and potentially injuring a child, …

Be Aware of Tip-Prone Furniture When Making Furniture Choices Read More

Read More

Family Chair For Her Home Office

Over 15,000 fabric selections to choose from and our client picked this exquisite, warm paisley print that gives this family chair a genuine facelift. After our thorough reupholstering process, this family chair can sit nicely in our client’s home office …

Family Chair For Her Home Office Read More

Read More

Her Mother’s Table, Now Hers

A customer from Chesterton brought in this table that belonged to her mother. The table was one of the few items she received from her mother’s estate and wished to cherish the memories it held. We stripped, sanded, sealed and …

Her Mother’s Table, Now Hers Read More

Read More