Republished & updated on 9/7/21 – First published 1/2/2020
Dining Room Set Restoration in Nassau County – Is it Worth It?
As a professional lifelong woodworker who specializes in wood furniture refinishing, one question I frequently get asked is:
“Is it more cost effective to buy a new dining room set to restore the one I have?”
The next question I’m always asked is “are restorations worth it?”.
This particular client wanted to know if he should invest in professional dining room set restoration services or buy an entirely new set?
As always, that depends on a few factors.
Only Real Wood can be Restored & Refinished
The first is what material your dining room set is constructed from. If it’s made from metal or particle board paying for dining room set restorations is more than a little frivolous considering how cheaply you can get these mass produced kitchen sets nowadays.
Something to consider on the ‘pro restoration’ side of the argument – despite the price of lumber going back down to earth on futures markets after it spiked drastically due to the Pandemic and supply chain issues, consumers have yet to see the costs go down on their side. That means you’ll pay much more for a high-quality wood dining room set in 2021 then in the past.
Wood Furniture Made Before 1980 is Better Quality, Worth Restoring
The answer to whether or not you should invest in restoration is also a yes if you own a real wooden dining room set, especially if it’s a family heirloom. Wooden furniture built before 1980 was made to last and constructed from higher quality wood than anything on the market today. So while you might be able to find a very cheap dining room set made from low quality wood, to purchase a new set of the same quality as your heirloom would cost a small fortune today.
In this case, dining room set restoration services are a bargain and worth every penny. LE Furniture Repair can work magic on your old wooden table and chairs – making them look brand new again. Loose chipped dining room set legs or rungs are easily repaired. We even offer dining room set restoration for water damaged furniture. When it comes to restoring real wooden furniture there’s almost nothing we can’t do!
Call or email us today to find out more about dining room set restoration in Nassau County, Long Island. We come to you!