What's the difference between restored and refinished?
When considering the purchase of a vintage piece, it's hard to know its exact condition without seeing it in person. We make every effort to describe the condition of a piece and will provide pictures that best represent its condition. We will always refer to a piece as restored and/or refinished. Most pieces in this shop have been treated with a combination of the two.
A catch-all term to indicate that all aspects of a piece have been addressed and brought back to minimize blemishes to get as close to original condition as possible. This can include resetting/tightening hinges, sanding doors/drawers to fit, making sure drawer glides work, patching areas of missing wood or veneer, adding or replacing legs, or applying Danish Oil or teak oil to rejuvenate the existing finish. In essence, it's DETAILING all of the little things to make sure the piece is as good as it can be.
The original manufacturer's finish has been entirely removed, the underlying wood sanded and a new finish applied. The most common areas that need refinishing are the dresser's top or drawers.