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Furniture Medic by MasterCare Experts Restores Old Settee

Posted by on August 30, 2018 in blog | 0 comments

Furniture Medic by MasterCare Experts Restores Old Settee

One of the most common ways that families preserve the memory of relatives who have passed is by passing down and using objects owned by the family member.  These objects may include clothing, jewelry, and various keepsakes, and in some cases, furniture.  When items are passed down to the younger generation of a family, these members may find themselves with interesting antique items that have real monetary value, as well as the sentimental value that comes with family heirlooms.  There are also some cases in which a family...

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Restoring Great Grandma’s Singer Sewing Machine and Cabinet

Posted by on July 31, 2018 in blog | 0 comments

Restoring Great Grandma’s Singer Sewing Machine and Cabinet

There was once a time when almost every home had a sewing machine and there was always someone in the family that knew how to use it.  Previous generations would sew their own scarves, socks, blankets, and clothing using machines like the very popular Singer sewing machines.  Sadly, sewing has mostly become a thing of the past and sewing machines are now relics more than regularly used equipment.  You are most likely to find a sewing machine these days either collecting dust in the attic or basement of a home, or in the corner...

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Hope Chest Restoration

Posted by on June 25, 2018 in blog | 0 comments

Hope Chest Restoration

When you think of the types of furniture in a home, a hope chest may not be the first thing you think of, but it is something that is found in most homes.  There is a tradition behind hope chests as they are used by young women to store clothing, linen, and other domestic items that they are saving for marriage.  Whether hope chests are being used traditionally by young women, or by people simply for storage purposes, they are beautiful and sometimes old pieces that are typically made from cedar.  Wooden hope chests, like other...

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Restoration of a Grundig Majestic International Phonograph

Posted by on June 5, 2018 in blog | 0 comments

Restoration of a Grundig Majestic International Phonograph

There are some pieces of furniture that are truly special to their owners, typically for nostalgic reasons, monetary value, or their functional purpose.  When we at Furniture Medic by MasterCare Experts have a client with a special piece of furniture that has become damaged, our expert craftsmen will do everything they can to save the piece and restore it to its original look and function.  We not only specialize in furniture repair and restoration for pieces that have become broken or worn out over time, but also in disaster...

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Vintage Church Furniture Restored

Posted by on April 30, 2018 in blog | 0 comments

Vintage Church Furniture Restored

Our master craftsmen at Furniture Medic by MasterCare Experts take great pride in providing quality furniture refinishing and restoration services that you have come to expect from the Furniture Medic name.  We understand that in many cases furniture is more than a utilitarian object in your home or building, furniture can be a nostalgic reminder of the past and a connection to your roots.  That is why we take the restoration and repair of antique furniture so seriously. Antique furniture is important to those who own it because of...

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Refinishing Outdoor Wood Furniture

Posted by on March 12, 2018 in blog | 0 comments

Refinishing Outdoor Wood Furniture

Outdoor furniture adds functionality and comfort to any outdoor area and turns it into a great place to socialize, relax, and enjoy fresh air and natural beauty. Wood furniture, in particular, makes the best addition to an outdoor space – it is a natural product that blends in with the surroundings and brings a lot of charm and warmth to the ambience. However beautiful and comfortable outdoor wooden furniture may be though, it is likely to lose much of its appeal within just a couple of years out in the elements. Rain, snow, ice, intense...

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Time to Repair / Restore Your Outdoor Furniture

Posted by on October 31, 2017 in blog | 0 comments

Time to Repair / Restore Your Outdoor Furniture

  Do you have outdoor furniture that you do not use because the straps or slings are ripped, or sun rotted?  Do you have outdoor furniture that you are afraid to have people sit on because they may “fall through”?  Do you have outdoor furniture that is wood (perhaps teak) that needs to be refinished to protect it and enhance its image?  Do you have outdoor furniture that you spent a lot of money on that is tired and needs to be refreshed? If you answered yes to any of these questions now may be the time to consider having...

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Is it worth refinishing or re-painting?

Posted by on March 9, 2017 in blog | 0 comments

Is it worth refinishing or re-painting?

This is a question that is often asked when pictures of furniture are sent to us.  Usually the customer wants to know: Can I buy a piece of furniture for less than the refinishing cost? After the piece is refinished, will the monetary value of the piece be worth the investment? The answer to the first question is typically YES.  In today’s market of new furniture there is such a wide range of prices for furniture that looks nice, a person can typically find a replacement piece for less than the cost of refinishing.   ...

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Flipping Furniture

Posted by on October 27, 2016 in blog | 0 comments

Flipping Furniture

  At Furniture Medic we “flip furniture” every day for customers. Customers bring us furniture they want refinished, repaired, re-upholstered, or restored. The end result is always something that is much nicer and/or more valuable furniture than we were given.       The thought occurred to us….why not look for pieces similar to what customer bring us every day and restore them ourselves and then sell the restored furniture.     Then we thought…let’s find pieces that we know customers are looking for and put the...

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The Staple of the 1920’s Kitchen: Hoosier Cabinet

Posted by on August 19, 2016 in blog | 0 comments

The Staple of the 1920’s Kitchen: Hoosier Cabinet

A worker bee is only as efficient as her workplace. That was the idea behind the popular 1920’s Hoosier cabinet, which sped meal delivery with metal-lined flour bins, cookbook holders, a calendar, a grocery list wheel, and a flour sifter—plus handy nutritional charts. Message to Mom: Time is money, so get organized. Legacy: Cabinets with blind-corner pullouts, built-in spice racks, and Tupperware organizers. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/american-kitchen-through-ages A customer recently sent us a picture of such a cabinet that had been...

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