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  • Country of Origin: China
  • Overall: 13cm H x 3.7cm W x 3.7cm D
  • Overall Product Weight: 0.15kg
    • Product Name Flashlight
      Brand Freeport Park
      Product SKU uka71d5f33e76c281
      Category Camping Lights
      Main Category Outdoor Lighting

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Furniture Refinishing Basics For The Average Person


One of the most common means of furniture restoration is furniture refinishing. Refinishing furniture can breathe new life into pianos, tables, chairs, cabinets, bookcases, jewelry boxes and other items that have started to look a little bit worn.

With any furniture restoration project - and furniture refinishing is no exception - there are a few things to consider. First, you want to think about whether or not you can do it yourself. You may be thinking, "Why couldn't I tackle furniture refinishing myself? All it takes is a few hours, some sandpaper and new stain." While in many cases this is true, some furniture restoration should be left to the pros.

For example, piano refinishing isn't the same as refinishing a jewelry box. Many large pieces - pianos, armoires - are far easier for professionals to restore and refinish. Another furniture restoration project that may be better suited for a professional is refinishing chairs. You may find that, for these projects, hiring a professional will cost less and take less time than if you were to do the projects yourself.

Another professional who you may want to consult before taking on a furniture restoration project is an antiques appraiser. While refinishing furniture you bought new can help give the piece more character or even help you to sell it for a profit at a yard sale, there are rare and collectible pieces of furniture that will lose value if they are refinished. When you've bought an antique dining room table, coffee table or cabinet, furniture refinishing could lower the value of the piece and you may want to look into a thorough professional cleaning instead.

If you are only looking at refinishing furniture that is newer or that has sentimental value, you may choose not to consult with a professional. In that case, it's often best to get right into the project on your own.

To start your furniture-refinishing project, it's often best to find a spot that won't be noticed as a test site. In this spot - low on the back of the piece or on the bottom - you'll want to start the furniture refinishing by removing a small portion of the current finish. Doing so will let you see what you're up against and how hard will it be to remove the current finish from the furniture.

The answer to that question will vary some. Simple surfaces like a table will be easier to refinish than a cabinet with intricate corner work. Using a furniture stripper and a scraper will make it easier to remove a painted or varnished finish than merely using sandpaper. Once you've determined how to best remove the old finish from the furniture, the next step is to work outdoors (when possible) to remove the old varnish and paint.

Furniture refinishing, however, is not just about removing the old finish. Refinishing furniture requires stripping the old finish and then preparing the surface for a new finish by sanding the surface and wiping down the sawdust that sanding stirred up. Only after the surface has been prepared can you start the final step in this furniture restoration project: applying the new finish.

Refinishing the furniture, therefore, means knowing what the new finish will be. For some, the goal of refinishing furniture is to strip off color, get back to the natural wood and apply a clear finish that shows off the item's natural beauty. For others, furniture refinishing is a matter of taking the wood to a darker shade - staining pine so that it takes on the color of cherry or mahogany wood.

Still others look at furniture refinishing as a chance to bring color to their table, desk, bookshelf or bureau. When refinishing furniture, many are likely to choose a colored stain followed with a topcoat of varnish for sheen. Another common choice people, who are looking for color, make is to select paint that matches the room or provides the contrast they are looking to achieve in their room.

Furniture restoration, after all, is a personal choice. Refinishing furniture gives you a chance to create a new look without going out and buying something new. For those inclined to take on little projects on their own, refinishing furniture can be a great way to spend a weekend - and have something to show for their time, for years to come.


22 of 53 Review For Flashlight

  • Review by Jonathan

    Jonathan ( 2020-Nov-28 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Ordered a combination of small and large. Very happy with how they look in a grouping on the wall.

  • Review by Christine

    Christine ( 2020-Jul-08 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Quick easy way to add pop to wall. Can be used for holding lots of items above a desk and still look attractive.

  • Review by Delena

    Delena ( 2020-Feb-12 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Very stylish and comfortable. Wider seat than usual rattan furniture. Bought for our balcony.

  • Review by Susan

    Susan ( 2021-May-15 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    For Went together well but needs two people to fit the lid. Main issue is that it is not weather-proof, heavy rain can blow in through the gap between the lid and the walls. It has has lots of places for wildlife to get in and set up home among the contents eg wasps and hornets, ants and mice which could either damage contents or give a nasty surprise if not regulary checked for. Soft furnishings would need to be kept in sealed vacuum bags to prevent mould from internal high humidity.Found condensation under the lid after chilly night. Not really designed for the British climate, unfortunately as it is a good size and appears strongly made. Otherwise it would be good value for money. Took nearly a month to arrive but probably due to Covid 19. More secure and easier to move around if it had locking points at each end of the lid which bends if you lift at the ends. There are hand holds at the ends but these are very shallow and not easy to lift by

  • Review by Anonymous

    Anonymous ( 2020-Feb-28 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Love the set and impressed by delivery, 2 hour slot and driver telephoned me when he was 10 minutes. They unpacked it for me and took the huge cardboard container away.

  • Review by Suzanne

    Suzanne ( 2021-Apr-01 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Below is my original review before I realised that the item sent to me isn't exactly the one described on the website - www.boisecloggers.com are selling something that is not as described, which is in breach of the Consumer Rights Act 2015. I've emailed www.boisecloggers.com a number of times explaining in detail the differences between the two items and they respond like they haven't read the emails. Basically, be aware that the shape of the item is slightly different for the walnut and oak than shown in the pics - it is the shape as shown in grey option. The weight capacity they have listed on website as 110kg, is actually on the supplied instructions as 100kg - which is a difference of 1.5st (but neither of these options are particularly great for what also claims to be a 2 seater). The pdf instructions on the website are also different and state that there's an included wall strap to prevent from toppling, but this isn't the case in the item being sent. As mentioned in my original review, the finish is worse than the photos and the walnut colour is also a darker brown - but then it is a different item to the one shown so I guess that's the reason - although www.boisecloggers.com don't want to admit it is a different item. "Disappointing with how cheap this looks, was aware it was laminated chipboard but it looks worse than in pictures online. Ordered walnut colour but it's more a warmer, chocolate brown than shown online - the pictures look lighter (yes I'm comparing the walnut pictures, not the other colours) and may have matched with our floor a bit better. Every edge where two strips of laminate meet there is a line of a lighter colour, so on a dark brown unit there's all these light lines highlighting every edge - not a look i find appealing either. Also in a few places the edge of the laminate was quite jagged and rough looking, and in some places there was clearly a chip that had been filled in during the manufacturing process with some brown filler, but luckily they occurred on sides we could hide. The whole unit was fairly straightforward to put together with every part fitting together well enough - but not perfectly; however, the instruction's pages were printed in an odd order, so check the page numbers as you go. Once constructed it seems sturdy enough, but the instructions say it should only support 100kg in weight (just over 15 stone), but due to its width it looks like it could fit 2 people, so it's a bit feeble it can barely hold one large adult - going to have to potentially insult guests when they go to use it and you're only allowing certain people on it. The cushion is also quite disappointing, but other reviews had mentioned that, so I was prepared; it is wipe clean though."

  • Review by Gretchen

    Gretchen ( 2020-Feb-04 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    I'm pleased with our chairs - did a good search online and these are definitely good value for the better quality type 'Adirondack' chairs. The colour is great (we chose teal) and the wide flat arms are good for holding your drink/book/phone. They're lighter than I expected (easily moved around) but as they're hardwood not treated softwood I guess that's OK. Also the seat is very low to the ground (may not suit everyone) but the main thing is very comfortable to sit in - much more so that I expected. I probably wouldn't leave them out in an exposed location through winter. Overall, for the price, I'd say good value.

  • Review by Julie

    Julie ( 2020-Jun-06 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    They look great. Just make sure you have a drill and pliers to put them up. I expected the white part to be a simple inexpensive plastic, but its a nice ceramic. Very happy. Thankyou

  • Review by Annie

    Annie ( 2020-Apr-30 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Bigger than I expected which is great, lovely colour and solid sturdy materials it made of, it looks amazing in my garden with my small tree in it

  • Review by Sandy

    Sandy ( 2020-Jul-03 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    I'm delighted with this well-designed bench. It is exactly as it looks in the photo, sturdy, easy to assemble and very comfortable to sit on.

  • Review by Derek

    Derek ( 2021-Mar-15 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    built it in under 2 hours also extra parts very happy arrived 2 days early as well

  • Review by Susan

    Susan ( 2020-Oct-13 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Arrived swiftly and looks good but the quality is cheap. The table wobbles - disappointing as there’s only 3 items in the order! Is it worth £280? No! Wish I hadn’t purchased. Can’t return because it’s big, heavy and probably costly to do so.

  • Review by Anonymous

    Anonymous ( 2020-Oct-28 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    The bench itself is decent and the wood of good quality but the metal fixings let it down. Very cheap soft metal bolts with an allen key fit are not up to the job. The metal had shredded by the time the bench was up as the metal is too soft. Very frustrating, not all bolts now tight enough and no chance to take it apart later if required.

  • Review by Emma

    Emma ( 2021-Apr-02 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    So adorable!! Comfy and sturdy too! I purchased the navy color and I was pleased they look navy in person, because the pictures online depict it bright blue. In love!

  • Review by Marian

    Marian ( 2020-Jun-01 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Waterproof and dust proof. Weather tolerant tooExcellent extra seating and storage for patio

  • Review by Sohrab

    Sohrab ( 2020-Mar-19 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    It was not the sort of thing that could be put together without someone to help. I like the style of the bench, but the finish is not great, and I can already tell this will fade in the sun pretty quickly. It looks like a grayish blue.

  • Review by Helen

    Helen ( 2021-Apr-13 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Very disappointed with the quality. Leg/arm mortise joint wrongly drilled. Consulted supplier who agreed. 14-21 days to supply replacement leg as it is a spare part. Seat slats are loose and have been repaired previously. Not a good purchase, I thought the make was reputable.! NOT

  • Review by Alla

    Alla ( 2020-Dec-31 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    I've purchase 4 of these storage deck boxes. Two in white, and two in taupe. I'm even using one as an ottoman with a cushion on it. Just excellent.

  • Review by James

    James ( 2021-Feb-03 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Lovely piece and even better than on website. Fits in perfectly with my decor and as I just redecorated my hallway, it added the perfect finish. Price was ok and it's very sturdy and well made. Assembly took about 20mins and delivery was on time.

  • Review by Anonymous

    Anonymous ( 2020-Nov-08 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Seemed a little expensive, for a plastic box, but you’re paying for the engineering; it was so easy to put together and is sturdy. It’s waterproof and has pressure hinges that stop it blowing open or slamming shut. It housed all fold-up chairs with their thick full-length cushions on and is waterproof. Did exactly what we needed it to do. How often does that happen!?!

  • Review by Sudeep

    Sudeep ( 2021-Mar-23 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    I ordered this garden bench in the blue and love it! It gives our front porch a great pop of color. So glad the blue bench came back in stock!

  • Review by Kimalla

    Kimalla ( 2020-Sep-06 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Unfortunately at no point was it revealed to me that the bolts were a stainless/galvanized finish where as the rest of the bench is black. Really not happy about this.

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