The easiest way to withhold the beauty and value of your furniture is by cleaning it. Often times refinishing old furniture like chairs, cabinets and couches is not needed if a simple cleaning will get the job done. It will also save you allot of hassle, restoring antique furniture isn’t necessarily the most enjoyable task in the world. It will take longer than a few hours to repair furniture in poor conditions and it’s going to take a bit of elbow grease. You will need to purchase sandpaper and a sanding machine if you want to speed up the refinishing process.