Maintenance of Antique Furniture Items


The type of maintenance or restoration necessitated by antique furniture items is very different from that used for the upkeep of regular home furnishings. This is because application of adhesives, regular polishes, finishes and fasteners can significantly reduce the current as well as present value of the old articles. As a result, most furniture makers now employ various new and effective techniques for antique restoration in Reading.

Many people believe that applying oil to an old chair or table would prevent it from drying out. This belief is, however, nothing more than a myth. Aged wood does not get dried due to deficiency of oil, but rather from lack of sufficient moisture. As such, it is important to avoid storing antique pieces in hot and dry areas for a long time. Although application of oil can be good move for enhancing the appearance and finish temporarily, the amount of…

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