Cost to Refinish a Cabinet

How much should I pay for furniture refinishing?

Client has purchased this cabinet at a garage sale. The basic finish is good shape but needed some minor work. Client wants it cleaned up and a new coat of varnish applied.
Low estimate for materials and labor:

Misc varnish, steel wool, sand paper
Labor 1.0 hour

High estimate for materials and labor stripping old varnish:

Misc varnish, steel wool, sand paper
Labor 4 hours

If you are a contractor or a handyman, how much would this job cost in your area?

Low Price: $150

Consensus Price: $325

High Price: $350


  1. Hi,

    I am looking for someone to refinish wood cabinets in my kitchen. The home is located in Philadelphia, but I don’t know if you have any suggestions for this city.?

    Any assistance/recommendation you can give me on this project would be greatly appreciated.

What would a fair price be?