The day-to-day scuffs, scratches and nicks that befall furniture can be almost magically erased through furniture refinishing. Everything from loose chair rungs to water-stained coffee tables can be made right, in the right hands.
Anytime the finish, stability or fit of furniture becomes a problem for you, a furniture refinisher can help. From removing an old, crazed lacquer to securing joints in casegoods (bookshelves, sideboards, breakfronts) to tightening wobbly legs, furniture refinishing restores furniture's beauty, finish and structural integrity.
Many furniture refinishers also reupholster soft goods, like sofas, fainting couches and ottomans. Angie's List offers plenty of helpful tips on furniture restoration.
The national average cost to refinish furniture is $590 in a range from $328 to $870. Your particular job may not fall in that range due to the size of the job, local availability of craftsmen or craftswomen to handle the job, or the complexity of your furniture. Expect to pay much more for antique restoration, and considerably less for more modern pieces.
Furniture work is not generally regulated by state licensing boards. You can use the above list near you to track down local, reliable repair and refinishing shops.