Fixing a water-damaged piece of antique furniture?
October 3, 2012 6:45 AM Subscribe
Strategies for fixing a water-damaged piece of antique furniture?
posted by j.edwards to home & garden (5 answers total)
We set a hot water bottle on an old veneered cedar chest last night, and it leaked -- the top of the chest is now stained, and the veneer on the front is slightly bubbled/warped. The chest has a great deal of sentimental value and we'd like to get it repaired, but I don't really know what to look for.
We have a fan pointed at it to dry it out for now. I'd like to take it to a professional... but I don't have any idea how to even search for one. Searching for things like
antique restoration in my area doesn't return any useful results. Should I ask local antique dealers? How can I verify that I'm getting a reasonable quote (I don't even know what a ballpark number would be for this type of work)?