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  • Country of Origin: China
  • Voltage: 230V
    • Product Name Westport LED Outdoor Flush Mount
      Brand Nordlux
      Product SKU uk9c5a328636da1d1
      Category Porch 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.


21 of 21 Review For Westport LED Outdoor Flush Mount

  • Review by Shirley

    Shirley ( 2020-Jul-27 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    This unit looks great, durable and easy to put together. Liked this so much ordered more

  • Review by Mary

    Mary ( 2020-Jan-28 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Won't use these until spring/summer so it's a little hard to rate. Nice looking and went together very easy. Will put cushion on top for extra seating.

  • Review by Mahnaz

    Mahnaz ( 2020-Jun-10 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    This storage box is absolutely ideal for storing cushions and other garden accoutrements. It arrived early (!) and came flat packed but was extremely easy to put together in about half an hour. The colour is great, blending into the background of the garden.

  • Review by Bianca

    Bianca ( 2020-Apr-30 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Easily put together, solid and looks good. Gentle curve in seat and back makes for a comfortable sit even without cushions. Very good buy.

  • Review by Lucas

    Lucas ( 2020-Mar-14 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Huge box. Fairly easy to put together but no instructions were included so took a bit of time to look at all the parts to guess how to assemble it. Looks great on our patio.

  • Review by Serigne Abdou

    Serigne Abdou ( 2020-May-06 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    The design is nice and cute with a good choice of slate grey but the finish is lacking. The fit is poor and the wood is very low quality, very soft and light. The top back rail is made of 3 pieces and are joined together poorly with obvious unaligned seams. One of the tenons did not match its mortise, had to chisel some off to fit. Good thing it's not a real tenon joint. The little pop up table is awkward to raise but works as intended. Be careful of the company badging, it's not nailed flush and may cut your legs. I installed mine facing the rear. If this was any more expensive it would've gotten 1 star, but it's styling and affordable price keeps it at 3. Pros: stylish, good color, affordable Cons: poor fit and finish

  • Review by Julie

    Julie ( 2020-Jan-31 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Look cheap and tacky very disappointed. Horrible material plastic I tried to cancel it before it was delivered and they wouldn't acknowledge my emails. Now I'm stuck with this thing I feel like crying everyday to how I have paid so much money for such a cheaply made thing. I. Will never buy from wayfair ever again. So sad

  • Review by Lorna

    Lorna ( 2020-Mar-22 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Perfect swing for the front yard. It was slightly smaller than I thought but it is the dimensions as listed. Overall I was happy with the purchase. Took me approx an hour to put together.

  • Review by Susan

    Susan ( 2020-Mar-14 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    The box was purchased to store the cushions / pillows from our patio seating unit - It does this perfectly. Flat packed on arrival but clear instructions aid easy assembly with one or two basic tools. Only issue were the 4 off internal bracing brackets being in the brown colour (our box is Charcoal grey).

  • Review by LS22

    LS22 ( 2020-Jan-22 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Love it. It matches our deck garbage can. Got it to fit the table/chair cover that we have over our deck furniture in. Works great and adds and extra seat as well.

  • Review by Steven

    Steven ( 2020-May-15 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    I really like the 2 piece set. I plan on putting artificial cactus in them! Just what I need to finish a wall in my family room!

  • Review by John

    John ( 2020-May-03 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Bought 4 of these for around our fire pit. Husband put them together in less than a hour and they are so comfortable.

  • Review by Sandy

    Sandy ( 2020-Jan-22 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Really pleased with this shoe storage, very well made. Great instructions and easy to put together. Goes perfectly with the coat and and storage unit also purchased.

  • Review by Tracey

    Tracey ( 2020-Jul-07 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Nice large planter which is light. Fit perfectly in the garden where I wanted it.

  • Review by Amanda

    Amanda ( 2020-Jun-09 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Hi, I have the storage on the porch leading to the backyard. I am able to store quite a few things inside. It does not appear sturdy enough to have an adult sit on it for any period of time.

  • Review by Kerry

    Kerry ( 2020-Jun-29 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    This is a nice set that is easily moved around, just right for a quick few minutes in the garden or for a longer, very useful for little ones to use for a quick lunch, keeping them out in the fresh air and away from the TV.

  • Review by Julie

    Julie ( 2020-Jun-28 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    An excellent product that is very good value for the price and we are well pleased with our purchase. The online description was very accurate. Exceptionally fast delivery within 5 days. Was able to download the assembly instructions in advance to prepare for assembly although I was able to do it single handedly in just under two hours needing only a cross head screwdriver. The box is well made and the instructions are very clear with all parts and fittings being clearly labeled. The best flatpack i have seen in this regard. The packaging was ideal to put under and protect the unit during assembly. Initially when assembling I thought the box may be a bit small but it is a very good size and takes all our seat cushions (6) plus two complete sun loungers and a table parasol. We can recommend this unit without reservation.

  • Review by Farooq

    Farooq ( 2020-Jun-23 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    I bought 2 and am I glad. I set up the boxes in like two minutes and put stereo gear in it for my patio. Dry and solid. We just had a week of 60 mph wind gusts and 10" of rain. Bothe boxes make great seats too and I found some cushions we had saved from another chair.I Split the cushon in halve and put each piece on a box and now have 2 more seats and nobody even know what they are sitting on. Great product,great price,and free shipping too!

  • Review by Stephanie

    Stephanie ( 2020-Jan-15 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Instructive could be better! Not easy to readunderstand at times. took longer than the three hours it suggested it would take to errect. But once erected a really nice shed

  • Review by Robbie

    Robbie ( 2020-Feb-09 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Lovely big box still plenty of room to put more, things. Our outside furniture cushions fit in there perfectly along with the gazebo. Really easy to assemble

  • Review by Kimalla

    Kimalla ( 2020-Jan-29 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Quick delivery. I haven't assembled it yet, as waiting for dryer weather, but it looks to be a beautiful piece of out door furniture.

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