Repair of stains, blemishes and marks on antique furniture

Repair of stains, blemishes and marks on antique furniture

I recently wrote an article here about how we specialise in furniture restoration in Surrey, whilst stating that a good proportion of our work relates to the accidental or careless damage of surfaces.   Classic causes of this are the placing of hot mugs on wooden surfaces or vases of flowers with wet bases.  Both result […]

Repairs to chairs in Surrey

Repairs to chairs in Surrey

Do you have a chair in Surrey like the one above – a common enough problem? Or do you have chairs that are starting to wobble as the glue to the joints weakens, something that happens a lot with antique furniture. If you do then contact us, as we undertake an endless amount of chair […]

Stain removal from furniture in Surrey

Stain removal from furniture in Surrey

Do you have blemishes or stains on your favourite furniture – did you (or, perhaps, one of your children!) carelessly place a vase of flowers on a side table not noticing that the base was wet (thus creating an unsightly ring)? Or has someone accidently let a cigar fall from an ashtray that has burned […]

Furniture restoration in the Guildford area

Furniture restoration in the Guildford area

We have been very busy recently with our furniture restoration in the Guildford area – with many interesting items of furniture coming into our workshops for repair and restoration. A good example of what we are working on now is the intricately inlaid, Dutch desk that you can see in the photograph below.  This wonderful […]

Furniture repair Surrrey, key and lock replacement!

Furniture repair Surrrey, key and lock replacement!

Keys, keys, keys – what a nuisance they can be!  They get lost so easily and then, all of a sudden, you find that the doors to your favourite display cabinet swing ajar or you are unable to lock the drawers of your desk or a cabinet containing your most delicate crystal (a worry, if […]

Furniture glass repair in Surrey

Furniture glass repair in Surrey

One problem that is frequently brought to our workshops relates to broken glass – with glass, of course, a common feature of display cabinets, chandeliers, ornate mirrors, tables and occasional tables.  All of these are easily damaged, particularly when moved, even if that move is just for cleaning purposes.  Sometimes this is just enough to […]

Furniture repair and restoration in Surrey, antiques and beloved items

Furniture repair and restoration in Surrey, antiques and beloved items

Of course, at Snelling Associates, we specialise in antique restoration in Surrey but that should never put you off bringing your beloved objects or furniture to us for repair or restoration.  In fact, some of our most enjoyable and rewarding work has been returning someone’s possessions to their previous glory – despite the items concerned […]

Furniture repair and restoration in Surrey, specialist work

Furniture repair and restoration in Surrey, specialist work

The complexity of furniture repair and restoration in Surrey (or elsewhere for that matter of fact!) is often underestimated.  In fact, people who work in the furniture repair and restoration industry are usually notable for their extraordinary skills.  This is because so many different talents are needed when restoring furniture – and particularly antique furniture. […]