Anthony Carlo Fine Finishing

Anthony Carlo Fine Finishing We bring all of your furniture, whether it be a valued antique or time honored heirloom . back to life Call us today and ask about our $100 referral program.
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Anthony Carlo Fine Finishing & Restoration has been providing wood refinishing, light upholstery and antique restoration services to the NW Indiana and Chicago’s South suburbs for over 45 years. Located in St.John our mission is to give your wood and upholstered furniture the care it deserves. Wood and leather repair and refinishing can be done to new, used and antique items restored back to mint condition. Our specialties include: • Wood and leather repair and refinishing • Custom furniture design and build • Expert antique restoration • High end architectural finishing • Hand and machine caning Our skilled craftsmen can handle all your furniture needs—from a simple repair to complete refinishing, light upholstery, antique restoration and custom furniture design and build. Our experts are also proficient in fire and water damage restoration as well as servicing high end architectural finishing. In home service can be done as well as in our shop. Feel free to stop in to our St.John location for an estimate. We are your premium professional furniture service company, providing superior craftsmanship, quality care and excellent customer service. Call the experts at Anthony Carlo Fine Finishing and Restoration today for a free estimate!

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Portable kitchen cabinet unit
04/05/2020

Portable kitchen cabinet unit

09/14/2019

You've probably heard the term "vintage" applied to secondhand furniture. How old does a piece have to be to qualify as vintage? If you guessed at least 25 years old, but usually not older than 50, you're right. After 50, desirable pieces qualify as collectables.

09/14/2019

It’s important to remember that some of the older pieces of furniture were handmade by craftsmen and artisans. If you’re having trouble finding the same quality workmanship in newer furniture, you may want to look into having the damage to your furniture repaired.

04/04/2019

There are many ways to refinish wooden furniture, however the gentlest method is hand stripping. Dip and strip techniques can remove the surface stains and paints but also remove the important adhesives and even damage the wood. Hand stripping removes the paints and stains but does not dissolve the required adhesives or create raised wood grain or bleaching.

03/26/2019

Don't underestimate the sentimental value of your parent or grandparent's furniture. Those pieces have good memories attached to them, and the furnishings themselves may be of better quality than anything you're likely to find new.

01/03/2019

The furniture restoration process begins with the careful removal of old debris and residue. This can be a delicate process that can take hours, days, or even weeks to fully achieve. Afterward, the piece is refinished using one or more high-grade high quality restoration finishes.

Restoration of Highboy Secretary Desk.Repair, glue and clampo split sides and faulty joints. Assembly of structure and p...
07/24/2018

Restoration of Highboy Secretary Desk.
Repair, glue and clampo split sides and faulty joints. Assembly of structure and prep for finishing. Finally, the finishing process

06/28/2018

Your old furniture doesn’t have to be sent to the attic just because it seems a little stuffy or is a bit shabby. A great furniture restorer can help you find a style that will match your tastes and make the old furniture look as nice as if it were new.

06/02/2018

It’s important to remember that replacing furniture isn’t your only option when it breaks or shows signs of damage. Let’s talk about the extent of the damage to your furniture and whether it’s possible to repair is so that you can continue using it.

Grandma's Rocker, reclaiming from the scrap heap!!
06/02/2018

Grandma's Rocker, reclaiming from the scrap heap!!

It’s important to remember that some pieces of furniture are simply irreplaceable because of all the memories attached t...
05/24/2018

It’s important to remember that some pieces of furniture are simply irreplaceable because of all the memories attached to them. Let’s talk about what’s wrong with your special furniture and how we might be able to repair.

You probably already know that mahogany is a premier hardwood used in cabinetry and furniture. Were you aware, though, t...
05/24/2018

You probably already know that mahogany is a premier hardwood used in cabinetry and furniture. Were you aware, though, that cherry wood was once called "New England Mahogany" because its coloration and aging properties are very similar to that of traditional mahogany?

05/24/2018
Heirloom furniture is a great way to pass down family tradition in a useful, practical way. If one of these gets damaged...
05/24/2018

Heirloom furniture is a great way to pass down family tradition in a useful, practical way. If one of these gets damaged, you want to be sure it can be fully restored. Furniture repair experts can repair them flawlessly, even fabricating missing parts as needed.

05/01/2018

There’s a common misconception that the finish of wood products needs to be ‘fed.’ There are antique pieces hundreds of years old that have never shown signs of being ‘hungry,’ and should never be treated with oils.

04/05/2018

While it’s always important to have loose furniture joints repaired as soon as possible to ensure the structural soundness of the piece, some repairs are more complex than others. This might include everything from glue to rebuilding the joint altogether.

03/29/2018

Structural problems in wooden furniture are most common in chairs and tables, usually with mortise and tenon joints (where a prong of wood is secured in a hole in the adjoining piece). In most cases, it’s the tenon or prong that is broken and needs to be replaced.

Empire furniture (1800-1815) features details from the Napoleonic era. Pieces exhibit dramatic elements, such as heavy f...
02/23/2018

Empire furniture (1800-1815) features details from the Napoleonic era. Pieces exhibit dramatic elements, such as heavy fluted legs evocative of ancient Greek and Egyptian architecture, and carved symbols of victory, like the eagle and laurel wreath.

02/22/2018

Why are basements and attics some of the worst places to store wood furniture? Because these areas of a home are often prone to wide swings in temperature and humidity levels, are more at risk for insect and rodent infestations, and tend to suffer the most from water damage caused by leaks.

Portable bar restoration with self raising platform
02/08/2018

Portable bar restoration with self raising platform

01/09/2018

It’s important to remember that some pieces of furniture are simply irreplaceable because of all the memories attached to them. Let’s talk about what’s wrong with your special furniture and how we might be able to repair.

12/12/2017

So what exactly are glue blocks when it comes to furniture repair? These are solid pieces of wood that are used to reinforce corner joints and provide additional structural support to old or worn furnishings.

Address

707 65th Ave
Schererville, IN
46375

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(219) 365-8176

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Could not find anyone to fix an Amish chair and this man fixed it expertly.