My cats have scratched deep claw marks into my roommate's furniture. Bummer.
July 9, 2010 6:37 PM Subscribe
My roommate has a rather nice piece of wooden furniture that my cats have scratched all up. It's real wood, basically just stained and maybe somehow varnished. What are my options for restoring it and how much are they likely to cost? (She is aware of the damage, so it's not like a sneak job.)
posted by kensington314 to home & garden (6 answers total)
I've considered a few things:
1. sanding down the scratches and staining the sanded area
2. stripping all the stain, sanding everything to get the scratches out, and staining it all a new color
3. paying someone to do one of the above-mentioned things, or something else
4. just using some sort of spot-fixing pen
5. offering to pay her the original value of the furniture
Because the scratches are all external, I don't think the sanding would affect any functionality . . . it's just a credenza with two drawers.
I guess all I'm asking is: how has the hive mind dealt with this problem in the past, with success?
And of course would entertain any suggestions on preventing the problem in the future.