Furniture Medic by Bespoke Restoration attended the FAB O&M show http://www.fmanm.com/ in order to showcase our commercial Furniture and Wood Repair Services on October 26, 2012 at the Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico!
The event was spectacular and the networking was superb. There was a “Halloween” Theme to the event so we decorated our booth and dressed up to be good sports! We also shared a video of many of the services and “before” and “after” project photos we have done to date which can be seen at the following YouTube link:http://youtu.be/Tm5GJ9VQlk0
In honor of the event Mark did a partial restoration of an antique coffee table (as you will see in the photos below). It had a very dramatic impact on the attendees of the show! It is the best “before” and “after” example possible!
The coffee table lived a very sad life prior to being restored! It sat in a non-climate controlled storage area for about 25 years after once long ago being loved by a family.
In order to preserve the dilapidated side of the table Mark first tapped off and covered with plastic one side of the table. Then the restoration began! Mark had to remove the glue for the ornate coffee table edging (which luckily came off in one piece intact). The old patchy veneer then had to be systematically removed using products, scrapping and sanding. Once the old veneer was completely removed Mark did a wax wash and cleaned the rest of the table including the legs. He then restored the legs, feet and sides of the coffee table by carefully cleaning, color-matching, filling and re-staining areas with missing color. He then color-matched, stained and applied a new real wood veneer (African Mahogany Wood) to ½ of the table top. The other piece is a book match of the first. The table was then given 3 top coats.
The restoration only took 3 partial days in the Furniture Medic Workshop!
The coffee table restoration process and the FAB O&M tradeshow can be seen in the below photo gallery:
Amazing Furniture Repair in Albuquerque!