Furniture restoration includes cleaning your piece of furniture, replacing damaged parts and restoring it back to its original state. The goal of restoration is to make the piece look as it did when it was first created. Proper furniture restoration will not only bring out the hidden beauty of the antique (and may increase its value) but it will also lengthen the life of the piece when properly cared for.
Furniture repair means rebuilding of furniture, including antique furniture and furnishings. To prevent simple structural problems from turning into more serious ones, loose or separated joints should be repaired immediately. After gluing the loose joint, we put the piece of furniture back into service.
Rebuilding a joint requires a good deal of patience. We must work slowly to make sure all the parts are in the right places and all parts fit tightly. After the joint is disassembled, it must be thoroughly cleaned. We remove all dirt and old adhesive. Structural problems are most common in chairs and tables, and the joints involved are usually mortise-and-tenon. If the damage isn't too bad, we will thoroughly clean the joint and then reassemble it with epoxy. Loose joints on wooden furniture can cause long-term damage to the rest of the frame by increasing stress on other joints.
In woodworking and the decorative arts, refinishing refers to the act of reapplying the wood finishing on an object. In practice, this may apply to the paint or wood finish top coat, lacquer or varnish. Our artisans are aiming for an improved or restored and renewed finish. There are a great variety of both traditional and modern finishes, including the use of faux finishes. One interesting modern development in refinishing is the art of distressing or antiquing, making the finishes of pieces look older.
The surfaces of furniture can become dull and scratched over time, or may even be painted. We will remove old paint from the piece and refinish it, applying a new coat of lacquer, shellac or wax, depending on the original finish or the client preference.
Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers. The word upholstery comes from the Middle English word upholder, which referred to a tradesman who held up his goods. Traditional upholstery uses materials like coil springs (post-1850), animal hair, coir, straw and hay, linen scrims, wadding, etc., and is done by hand, building each layer up. In contrast, modern upholsterers employ synthetic materials like Dacron and vinyl, serpentine springs, etc. Upholstery is a skilled job and our workers are high in skill to give a perfect design to your furniture.
Brooklyn Refinishing designs and produces furniture suitable for any environment. Our collection includes models with a retro design and an industrial flavor that reflect very contemporary trends but at the same time winks at a modern, smart and highly technological design. Furnishing accessories, containers, lamps, bookcases, chairs, tables and desks: our products include everything you need to furnish any type of space. From the modern Loft to a traditional house, from the Restaurant to a Boutique Hotel, from a terrace to a patio. Thanks to our materials all the furniture can be designed both for indoor and outdoor use. We must not forget that our furniture has lines carefully studied by our designers to satisfy any type of taste and need without forgetting the strong component of technology and home automation. All this becomes a modular furnishing, aesthetically original and able to guarantee an unprecedented Living experience. All furnishings are handmade and can be customized in materials, finishes and measures to be able to integrate perfectly in any environment.