Making a detailed plan before restoring a piece of furniture is not a luxury. The need of carefully planning a restoration has proven itself to me through years of experience. The technical part of restoring is a necessity and prolongs the lifespan. The finishing however is often a difficult matter. How to deal with this?
Personally I prefer to keep the piece of furniture as close to the original as possible, beauty comes with the years and it is best to keep it that way. Neglect can however be so severe that a more rigorous treatment is necessary.
My studio is not only home to furniture restoration. Mirror and picture frames are welcome as well. Sculpture restoration and gild work are regular activities in my studio also.
When something is worth restoring to you, naturally you want it treated with great care. You are always free to call me to make an action plan (without engagement).