Furniture Upholstery | Refinishing | Window Treatments

The Furniture Workshop at JH Conklin & Co - New Jersey  (800) 889-8858  (856) 339-9766

Furniture Refinishing Shop in New Jersey

On most pieces of furniture, people interact primarily with the finish.  It presents the wood to our sight and touch, inviting our fingers to trace along a carved edge and our eyes to drift over the surface of the wood. 

This is the aesthetic or decorative aspect of a finish, where it functions to enhance the innate features of the wood.  The finish also functions as the first line of protection for the wood.  The finish shields the furniture from moisture, stains, dirt, and other environmental elements which can degrade its appearance and function. 

A peeling, crackled, cloudy finish fails one or both of its functions.  Refinishing, in general, renews both aspects with a clear, well-knit, attractive surface.

 Refinishing Steps -Wood Finish

    Strip old finish
    Preparation: repair and sand
    Background stain color
    Barrier and sealer coatings (3)
    Scuff sand
    Grain stain/glaze/toner (or all)
    Polish or buff
    Clean and lacquer hardware  

For many people, the quality of their older furniture cannot be equaled by the new furniture of today. The quality materials and craftsmanship of years past is difficult to replace. 

If you do find new furniture that does meet those standards, it could cost 2 to 4 times more than refinishing. We have worked on historic items as well as ones just out of the packing crate. In addition to standard stain and lacquer finishes, we are fluent with painted finishes and employ an array of glazing, shading, and toning techniques to provide a full, rich appearance.

What a Furniture Refinisher Does

Let's get beyond the basics of what we expect of a furniture refinisher: remove the old finish, perform repairs, and put on some new finish.  And beyond the process of refinishing furniture or the variety of technical procedures that furniture refinishers employ. 

What advantage is there to refinishing?

One advantage is that a furniture refinisher can take a specific attitude towards the features of your furniture versus an assembly-line formula approach.  Enhance the great features.  No Minwax + polyurethane DIY could have featured the grain detail like at picture to the left. 

Another advantage is the ability to coordinate your furniture finishes with the other treatments and themes of your living spaces. 

All furniture dwells in a setting - flooring, paint, window treatments, upholstery.  Design sensitive refinishing can go a long way to making your spaces look polished and pulled together.  On the photo to the right, note how the tones of the flooring, walls and trim have been echoed in the dining set.

Then there's the WOW advantage!

Do something unique and special.  Something NEVER found in a showroom.  Like this bright turquoise lacquer on a dowdy Italian style dresser from the 1940's.  That is a statement!

Check out the furniture refinishing photo gallery to see how other folks have been using refinishing to breathe new life into their careworn pieces.

If you have any questions, we are here to help.  And to make your inspirations come to life.

Thanks for visiting!

- Jim

 We proudly use Valspar Industrial Wood Finishes


Furniture, Refinishing, Painting, Repair Services

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New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware Service Areas (NJ, PA, DE)

Burlington County NJ, Gloucester County NJ, Mercer County NJ, Cumberland County NJ, Atlantic County NJ, Ocean County NJ, New Castle County DE, Kent County DE, Philadelphia County PA, Delaware County PA, Bucks County PA, Chester County PA, Montgomery County PA, Salem County NJ, Cape May County NJ

Some neighborhoods we have been in:

Haddonfield, NJ; Moorestown, NJ; Egg Harbor Twp, NJ; Mount Laurel, NJ; Marlton, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Chalfont, PA; Lewes, DE; Cherry Hill, NJ; New Castle, DE; Bear, DE; Voorhees, NJ; Hainesport, NJ; Woodstown, NJ; West Chester, PA;  Egg Harbor, NJ;  Vineland, NJ;  Medford, NJ;  Washington Township, NJ;  Sewell, NJ;  Mullica Hill, NJ; Philadelphia, PA;  Germantown, PA; Swedesboro, NJ; Greenwich, NJ; Mount Holly, NJ; Evesham Township, NJ; Deptford, NJ; Haddon Heights, NJ;  Princeton, NJ; Mt Laurel, NJ; Hockessin, DE; Concordville, PA; Southampton Township, NJ; Margate, NJ; Sea Isle, NJ; Brigantine, NJ; Ocean City, NJ, Wilmington, DE

Local Furniture Refinishers South Jersey Area

 Grandads Refinishing Furniture Surgeon
 Furniture Doctor Apex Furniture Refinishing
 D & J Refinishing Chappys Stripping and Refinishing
 Ocean City Furniture Refinishing Philadelphia Furniture Repair
 Philadelphia Furniture Repair South Jersey Furniture Repair
 Bilbren Refinishing HHS Furniture Refinishing