First of all, it can be very expensive and second of all, it’s never a good idea to have strangers frequently coming in and out of your house. Unless your furniture gets entirely damaged (i.e. destroyed) then chances are that you can fix it yourself. And besides, if you’re furniture gets serious damage, then your so much better off replacing it than having it repaired.
Yes, repairing your furniture is intimidating especially if you’ve never touched a screwdriver or a hammer ever before in your life. It sure looks like hard work but it’s very easy. If you pinpoint the source of the damage well enough and assess it wisely then there’s no reason why can’t do it. All it takes is some guts and perhaps, just perhaps, a few of these helpful tips.
Have the tools. To become an instant repair(wo)man, your toolbox at home should at least have a good hammer, some clamps, measuring tape, and sharp cutting materials. Buy the good brands though it could cost more because they will surely last longer and perform better.
Do preemptive strikes. Repair your furniture as soon as you spot minor breaks such as loose joints and scratches. These normally result from the wear and tear of regular use and they usually happen to almost all furniture. However, if left unattended, these can become more serious and much harder and costly to repair.
Glue it. One of the biggest mistakes people make when repairing their furniture is using nails and screws to put back together broken pieces. Unless they were originally done that way, then you should just use glue – wood glue that is – and wooden splines if necessary. Nails and screws change the supposed look of the furniture and they cause awful eyesores on originally beautiful pieces. Glue, on the other hand, is not that noticeable once it dries up and the good ones can are powerful enough to put broken parts together.
Handle it with care. A lot of people end up causing additional damage to their furniture in the course of fixing it. They focus too much on fixing it that they no longer notice that they’re already causing scratches, dents, and even stains. Don’t forget to protect your furniture’s corners, its finish, and it’s working handles while working to repair it.