DURHAM REGION'S furniture refinishing, furniture repair & antique restoration experts

By: Fine Finishes  09-12-2011
Keywords: Furniture, Antiques, Refinishing

For the restoration and repair of wood furniture, upholstery, valuable antiques, priceless family
heirlooms and traditional furnishings call on Fine Finishes. We offer one-stop shopping. Our
shop in Durham Region provides very comprehensive furniture restoration, refinishing and
custom services.We offer pick-up, delivery, storage, assembly and installation services to companies, designers,
architects, decorators and residential clients. We also offer complimentary on-site consultations
within the Oshawa, Whitby, Courtice, Bowmanville, and Port Hope areas  to ensure we
understand your needs and vision.


Furniture / Antiques Refinishing
Do you have a bedroom set, dining room set, desk, piano, or any other piece of furniture that needs to be
refinished? Our varnish finish is the highest quality and most attractive finish you can find. After stripping away
the old finish by hand (never dip stripped which can harm wood and glue joints), we sand and prepare the
piece for finishing. We apply the finish and carefully hand rub the surface between coats. This assures a
long-lasting, water resistant, beautiful finish that feels as smooth as silk.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stripping
We chemically hand strip.  We do not dip strip or power sand.  For do-it-yourselfers, we offer an economical
strip-only service. When we're done, your piece is ready to be lightly sanded, stained and finished. We also
offer architectural stripping to help restore those heavily painted doors, windows, moldings, fireplace mantles,
shutters, etc. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Staining
We can custom mix a stain or spray paint to match your existing furniture or recommend one of our custom
mixed stains. We also offer customized finishes like distressed painting at a fraction of the cost found at
distinctive furniture stores.  Penetrating stains are brushed on.  We prefer this type of stain because it brings
out wood's natural beauty by visually raising the grain. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Clear Coat
A clear coat satin varnish is applied in our spray booth.  All of our finishes receive at least two coats.  We
carefully sand and inspect between each coat. for info on: a) refinishing v. restoring, b)
keeping wood clean, c) protecting furniture finishes.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Furniture / Antiques Restoration
Restoring and conserving antique furniture involves a special set of knowledge and skills.  At Fine Finishes
furniture refinishing, we can give you advice on what can be done to restore your precious antiques and retain
their value.  The existing finish does not get stripped off.  It may be reactivated into a liquid form so a smoother
finish can be achieved.  This is usually done to an antique with a varnish finish.   for info on
how to determine if your finish is varnish, lacquer, or something else. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Repairs
Got a difficult repair? Not for Fine Finishes furniture refinishing. Our complete woodworking shop enables us to
repair just about anything you can imagine.    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gluing, Tightening, & Reinforcement
This applies to all types of furniture.  We use different adhesives depending on the job i.e. antique, and modern
furniture.  We tighten and reinforce using the appropriate method (wood screws, dowels, biscuits or custom
built fasteners). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Veneer Repairs
We can replace an entire piece of badly damaged veneer or just a missing piece. We also can glue lifted or
bubbled undamaged veneer. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carving & Parts Manufacturing
This type of repair is very unique and specific and calls for a wide variety of equipment and skills.  We offer
experience, skill, and artistic talent in this area. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scratch, Stain, Burn Removal & Disguising
If a scratch, stain or burn is not too deep it can usually be sanded or scraped away.  Deep scratches, burns, or
stains are often cleaned, filled, and airbrushed to disguise the problem.  The result is a blemish that's difficult or
impossible to detect. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alterations
We are able to modify many pieces of furniture.  We can add height to tables, lower stools, lengthen or shorten
dining room tables and more. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Chair Seat Weaving
We lace cane, sheet cane, rush and splint.  These products come in different varieties and we are able to offer
a selection of products and finishes.   for info on different types of cane and what seat weave
is right for your chair. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- French Polish
French polish is a hand rubbed high gloss finish.  This can be a restoration technique or applied to a newly
finished piece. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wicker & Rattan Repair
We can weave, wrap & secure wicker or rattan damage.  The replacement material used is finished to match
the existing finish so it blends. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Faux Wood Graining Techniques
This process was used at the beginning of the 20th century on furniture and house trim to make low grade
wood appear to be of a higher quality such as quarter cut oak and burls.
Fine Finishes by T. Osmond - Furniture Refinishing, Repair, & Restoration Experts
Proudly serving Durham Region (Oshawa, Whitby, Courtice), Clarington (Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono) & Port Hope / Cobourg 82 Irwin Drive, Orono, ON   (905) 786-2477

Durham Region's Furniture refinishing, repair, & restoration experts

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Pick up and delivery services are available.

Keywords: Antiques, Furniture, Refinishing, spray paint, Stain, Stripping

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