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Renovation of antique furniture

Over the time, “Viestards” has expanded its activities  —  from individual furniture restoration and manufacturing to a large apartment, its interior restoration. We are restoring furniture, windows, doors, stairs, floors, ceilings, walls. Furniture  —  it is a special world. With today’s materials furniture can be restored in anile look  — “crack” lines, “worn” gilt …  It is difficult for masters, but at the same time interesting to reconstruct the old carvings.

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Antique furniture storage

Antique furniture owners must ensure optimal temperature and humidity indoors. It should be 18 ° C, the permissible variation from 15 ° C to 20 ° C. The humidity must be between 50 % and 65 % (note that in autumn humidity in badly ventilated rooms reaches 85 – 90 %, but at the beginning of heating season it decrease up to 40 %).

 

Radical fluctuations are too dangerous for old furniture, especially if they are veneered or in finishing is used a variety of wood types, old and new materials together which reacts differently to humidity changes. If humidity level is too high, mould can appear, as well as the metal parts can begin corrosion, but if humidity level is too low, the glue dries and loses adhesion.

 

Furniture should not be placed near heating devices, the minimum distance is 0.5 m. Heightened humidity impact on the wood can be reduced by installing the ventilation, but when the humidity is too low, special humidifiers must applied or such simple method vases with alive flowers, houseplants or containers with water, placed under furniture or nearby. Draft is not permissible. Lasting bright illumination can badly affect the wood, changing its colour. Still destructive the light affects to the different surface decorations (colouring, varnishing), as well as the textile or leather upholstering.

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