I was lucky enough to inherit my Grandparents bedroom suite that they had bought in the 1940's. It was made of mahogany and over the years from moves , smoke and even heating their first house by coal it was a dark chocolate colour, with many marks and gouges but still in great shape. It meant the world to me as it was my grandparents bedroom suite and they had raised me from a boy, but also the connection to them made it extra special.
I took it over to see Michael at Sandra Dee furniture refinishers and he immediately told me how beautiful and rich the wood was in the furniture. He said this is really a handcrafted piece and he would make it look like the day it was bought all over again. I was delighted and asked him to do his magic.
He came and collected all the items and carried them out of the house and everything, I had had surgery for a torn rotator cuff and couldn't even help with a drawer my shoulder and arm were so sore, and wrapped them up in blankets for the ride back to his shop.
I would call and stopped by twice to see how things were progressing only to see the real wood exposed and how beautiful they truly were. Many of the pieces had to be sanded by hand as it was carved by hand and too delicate for a sanding device.
When I finally got the call to come and see the finished items, I absolutely could not believe how beautiful and stunning the furniture was. I could not remember the furniture ever looking different from how I sent it to Michael, now it looked like I had never seen it ever. The grains in the wood and the rich colour of the mahogany made it look a reddish colour and the richness of the wood came blasting right thru. I was so happy and emotional that it looked so great, and knew my grandparents would be so happy, I started to cry. I could cry again as I write this review as it still makes me miss and think of my grandparents.
If you have furniture that you "love" or is just something you want to look like a million dollars, or look like it was just made again, please follow my path and send it to Sandra Dee furniture refinishing. You will not be disappointed in the least and getting to knowing Michael has become a honour.
His love of his craft and the care he takes are 2nd to none. A really great man with a huge heart and love of his skill and your furniture will be transformed like magic. I would recommend him to everybody in the world, truly. I could not be happier in any way with all he did for me.