When vintage or antiques pieces come through the door, It is not uncommon to find that loose joints or broken rails needs attention.
As photos below, this process usually requires the upholstery or padding to be removed so that not only we can get a full picture of the problem but also on how to solve it.
Depending on what it is, whether there is a breakage on a timber rail, or a loose joint, replacing of dowels, even a broken piece of carving, the right sort of wood needs to be used, as well as the right type of glue, fortunately most of these materials are easily available.
Once the frame restoration is done, the excess glue near the damage parts is cleaned, some sending, colour matching, polishing and finish it with a coat of wax to bring out the patina of the wood, and a lot of elbow grease, this is for pieces of furniture where the timber is exposed, other cases like fully upholstered sofas or arm chairs where most of the wood is under the old padding, still this issues have to be fixed before the upholstery takes place.
Like many things, the restoration process no doubt can be done in many different ways and the use of different materials and techniques will be implemented, however I’m sure that most furniture restores and upholsters will do the best they can in order to achieve the best result.
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