Furniture Refinishing Project Portfolio

See the results of our furniture refinishing work for folks around the New Jersey and Philadelphia metro area.

= Most Recent Project Photos =

Stickley Oak Table Refinished - Moorestown, NJ

This solid white oak plank table was a pleasure to refinish! The quality wood brought out our sense of craft.

The original finish was worn away at the edges and had scratched dull spots in several places. We removed that finish with light solvents by hand. Then lightly sanded the bare wood to prepare for a thin wash of a dye stain to establish the background color.

After a few thin coats of sealer, we applied a wash stain based around raw umber to accent the pores and complete the color. A satin sheen topcoat of Valspar Ultra lacquer gave the final 'tight' look and durable protection.

The table was too big to fit through the door in one piece, so we re-assembled it after carefully carrying it in in pieces. Now it has a fresh face in this Moorestown, NJ home for some very nice folks to enjoy for the holidays!

Kitchen Table and Chairs - Moorestown NJ

kitchen table and chairs refinished two tone in moorestown-nj

The old maple table and chairs did not fit with the decor of the new kitchen.  And they were rather worn - hanging out in this Moorestown, NJ garage during the search for replacements.

The owners wanted a table and chairs to blend with the floor and cabinets.  And mix into the accent theme in the rooms.  Frustrated with shopping, they called us to see if their vision could be realized.

Some tricky stain blending, careful masking and a buttery satin black lacquer brought a new beginning for their old kitchen set.

Buffet in Paint Style - Glassboro NJ

They had seen some photos of our colored lacquer and glaze projects and wanted to go in that direction for a contemporary look. A white background tinged with grey and a soft grey-bronze accent glaze got the nod.  With a soft sheen topcoat, the refinished buffet fits nicely with the wall art in this Glassboro home.

Dining Room Set Painted - Conestoga PA

Paint style finish with a light chocolate glaze coordinates the furniture with the wallpaper.  Picked up in Mullica Hill, NJ.  Refinished and delivered to Conestoga, PA.

maple chest of drawers and dresser refinished Delanco NJ

Maple Chest and Dresser -Delanco NJ

Well made solid maple bedroom furniture suffered from wear and some water damage on the tops.  And the old finish was too 1960's orange.  A more vintage look was the goal.  A toasty golden wash got the color started, and a warm brown graining stain after the sealer popped the wood figure.  Ready for the new room in Delanco, NJ

Bedroom Set Paint Style - Harvey Cedars

Vintage multi-piece bedroom set with interesting details.  Refinished in a paint style finish with warm glazed accents to highlight the details.  Delivered to Harvey Cedars, NJ

Refinished Dining Table - Hainesport NJ

Mellow tones and a soft sheen put this table right at home in a traditional dining room.  Refinished and delivered to Hainesport, NJ.

Dining Table Refinshed - Haddonfield NJ

Solid cherry drop-leaf extension table refinished in traditional mellow tones and a soft sheen.  An antique-looking refinishing job for this Haddonfield, NJ dining room.

Painted China Closet - Haddonfield NJ

A deep blue colored lacquer finish with a soft sheen keeps the details crisp.  China hutch gracing the end of a Haddonfield, NJ dining room.

Antique Server RefinisheD Egg Harbor NJ

Nice lines on this vintage walnut server.  Refinished in warm walnut tones - a classic wood finish.  New felt in the hidden silverware drawer and a few veneer repairs and this traditional server is moving from the garage to the dining room at this Egg Harbor, NJ home.

Metallic Finish Sideboard Cherry Hill NJ

Subtle silver shimmer over an umber-grey base color with chocolate glazed accent to match the chair fabric.  Custom metallic finish for this Cherry Hill NJ great room.

Dining Set Refinished - Haddonfield NJ

Large dining table and chairs from Restoration Hardware refinished in a contemporary espresso brown,  With new fabric on the seats, this Haddonfield, NJ dining set fits into the new decor.

Glazed Finish Chairs - Aura NJ

A detail view of a pewter toned glaze applied over a walnut base stain.  Brushing and rubbing gives the chairs a unique frosty look.  In Aura, NJ.  Tones of the finish were selected to blend with the colors in the new upholstery going on these two arm chairs.

Green Lacquer Finish - Collingswood NJ

Bright paint style color on this Collingswood, NJ server creates a vivid accent piece!  Great refinishing color pick for a garden enthusiast's overall theme.

Dining Table Refinished - Vineland NJ

Refinished dining table to match the white wash effect of the china closet and chairs.  Moody dining area in Vineland NJ.

Dining Set Refinished - Cherry Hill NJ

Mahogany dining table and six chairs refinished in warm traditional tones. A soft gloss sheen keeps a fresh look in this Cherry Hill NJ dining room,

Shimmery Gold Pearl - New Jersey Shore

This chest of drawers was done with a light mustard undercoat, thin white shading to highlight and a gold pearlescent satin topcoat. Mellow metallic refinishing theme for a NJ shore bedroom.

Refinished Bedroom Set - Voorhees NJ

Refinished vanity - part of a full bedroom set. Amber dye stain followed with a Van Dyke brown graining stain to pop the wood detail.  Topcoated with satin lacquer. Delivered to Voorhees NJ

Curly Maple Table - Mt Laurel NJ

With a very light toner and a very deep build, this curly maple dining table really pops! Chatoyance: the undulating ripple of color shift from one viewing angle to another - part of the reason people love wood. And part of the rewards of finishing it. Table refinished and delivered to Mt Laurel, NJ.

Draw Top Table - Moorestown NJ

Extension dining table refinished in traditional walnut stain.  The leaves 'draw' out from the ends to create seating for ten!  Refinished in a soft gloss for this Moorestown, NJ dining area.

Cherry Plank Table - Ocean City NJ

Patiently crafted by a hobbyist woodworker. Finished with durable materials to mimic a traditional linseed oil and wax finish. Seating eight in Ocean City, NJ.

Pedestal Table Base - Delaware

Refinished using reddish-brown stain and a heavy hanging glaze to deepen the carvings and a waxy sheen.  In a Delaware guest room.

Vintage Dresser Refinished Vineland NJ

An antique cherry base stain, followed by a brown grain stain and a black/brown accent glaze set the color. A satin topcoat completed this restrained version of a "Sonoma" style finish. Delivered to Vineland, NJ.

coca cola table refinished mullica hill nj

Coca-Cola Kitchen Set Mullica Hill NJ

Red and black satin lacquer combine on this kitchen tables and chairs.  Refinished to extend the Coca-Cola theme for a fun Mullica Hill NJ kitchen.

Oak Hutch Refinished - Hainesport NJ

The old golden oak finish on this hutch looked weak in this remodeled Hainesport NJ kitchen.  A linen white lacquer with a pewter grey glaze rubbed into the pores gave the piece some fresh character.

Dresser Refinished Metallic Glow

"I want it like rusty blued steel" were our instructions for refinishing this Collingswood NJ bedroom piece.  Five layers later, rubbed streaks of rusty brown invade the subtle sheen of this restrained metallic finish.

Burl Lamp Table Refinished - Delaware

Refinished with an amber dye stain with a slight van dyke brown glaze.  Nice grain detail for a vintage Delaware side table.

Chest in Satin Black Washington Twp NJ

Tall lingerie chest needed a new look for a restyled bedroom in Washington Twp NJ.  Refinished in satin black lacquer with nickle hardware.

Dining Set Refinished - Haddonfield NJ

The furniture in this Haddonfield NJ dining room did not go with the new neutral decorating theme.  Refinished in a soft black lacquer.  New fabric on the chairs. The touch of blue is very pleasing.

Metallic Finish Desk - Hammonton NJ

Vintage writing desk reinished with a white base, followed by a soft grey glaze and topcoated with a transparent silver pearl. Mirrored top. Delivered to a silver themed bedroom in Hammonton, NJ.

Refinished Silver Glow Philadelphia PA

Vanity and chair refinished in a silvery-grey-pearl theme. A soft grey base color followed with a deep grey galze to accent the details. Then a silver pearl topcoat to soften the contrast into a subtle foggy effect - with some shimmer. New fabric on the chair seat.  Delivered to Philadelphia PA.

Chest of Drawers Painted Style Delaware

Eastlake chest of drawers refinished in an off-white lacquer with warm brown accents to highlight the vintage detailing.  Low sheen topcoat extends the theme for this Delaware foyer piece.  A scrimshaw look.

Glaze Speckle Effect - Hammonton NJ

Details grey and brown spattering over an old linen white base color.  Refinished table to match the rest of the set in Hammonton, NJ.

Wardrobe Paint Style - Swedesboro NJ

Refinished in an oyster white colored lacquer with chocolate glazed accents. Re-tasked as an entertainment center for a new home in Swedesboro, NJ.

Bedroom Furniture Refinished Margate NJ

Pure white with a grey/brown glaze accent to highlight the details and add interest from a plain painted look. White frosted hardware to complete the look. Delivered to Margate, NJ.

Koa Table Refinished - Haddonfield NJ

Amber toned satin lacquer reveals the lovely shimmer in this rare Koa wood table and chairs. Delivered to Haddonfield, NJ.

Mid Century Chest - Sicklerville NJ

A mid-century furniture enthusiast had to have this chest refinished to go with the chairs to complete the color theme in her bedroom.  Satin black lacquer in a mellow sheen brought the pieces together.  In Sicklerville NJ.

Chart Table Refinished - Pedricktown NJ

Over five feet in each direction with a four foot wide drawer, this old chart table had a bit too much patina for polite company.  And some wobble and a split top and the drawer either stuck or fell.  After the repairs, a new finish went on in layers to keep the age and character.  A soft sheen topcoat brought out some gleam.  Delivered back home in Pedricktown, NJ.  (now for the chairs?)

The furniture shop of JH Conklin & Co. refinishes furniture for people and businesses throughout Southern New Jersey, Delaware, Philadelphia metro and the southern shore areas.

Our refinishing service area includes: Gloucester County, Camden County, Burlington County, Cape May County, Atlantic County, Cumberland County, Salem County, NJ; Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia county in Pennsylvania; and New Castle County DE