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We have an oak sideboard that has some finish issues on the top.  I would like to clean the sideboard and fix the blemishes.  Will the cleaning and refinishing hurt the value of the unit?  Thank you for your time.

Hi Thomas,

If you have the work done by a professional re-finisher you should not hurt the
resale value of your Sideboard. I stress that you find a competent individual.

I do not advise home owners to take on the project.

Best Wishes,

George E. Harrison III

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