Furniture Repair Costs


In modern times, the way we viewed furniture is different from how it was thought of for most of history. For a long time, there were no considerations given to throw out an old piece when something simple and cheap could have been done in order to fix the problem. It could have been something simple as just applying a small amount of effort.

On the other hand, it’s not unheard of for homeowners to buy furniture that goes along with a particular decor scheme, and in some cases, the cost can be rather expensive.

In some situations, when you’re purchasing used or garage sale finds instead of more mainstream stores like IKEA (or even those high-end yard sales), consider repairing your furniture rather than just replacing it.  It goes without saying that, oftentimes, this is a much cheaper and more rewarding option.

How Much Will It Cost To Repair Some Furniture?

When you get down to it, furniture repair is a small price to pay for the priceless memories that your prized possessions will continue to bring you.


A broken cupboard can be replaced with ease, but an old wooden rocking chair may have seen better days and should, instead, receive love from its owner before being put out into circulation again – potentially making it a priceless possession.

Some of the most common furniture repair jobs you might consider include:

  • Surface scratch repair
  • Torn upholstery repair
  • Balancing a wobbly table or chair
  • Couch spring repair or replacement

Furniture Repair Cost Estimate

The average cost to repair a piece of furniture can be around $200. Again, this may seem expensive but when you take into account the time and care that goes into making your piece of furniture look new again, its value can dramatically increase.

However, if you’re not an avid DIYer, reaching out to some local professional furniture repair companies may surprise you.

When something breaks on an old wooden chair or coffee table with scratched-up metal legs, you can expect these repairs will run about 100 bucks.  Other repair jobs that can cost around $100 may include closing up some fabric tears in the cloth. Think sofa.  Larger projects might range between $400-$600 depending upon how complicated things get when you really start to stretch yourself.

When To Replace – When To Repair

Making the decision between repairing and replacing will ensure that you do not waste any time trying to restore something that’s actually outlived its purpose.
There are two main ways to value your furniture before making the ultimate decision.
  1. Anything with sentimental value will be worth repairs
  2. If the cost to refinish furniture is almost equaled the cost to replace, you should consider replacing
You might also want to keep exotic furniture made of high-quality wood. Equally,  classical designs hardly ever lose their value. It would make no sense to replace original Georgian furniture, so repair or refurbish them whenever you can.