Furniture repair Surrey, veneer repair and restoration

Furniture repair Surrey, veneer repair and restoration

As I have said many times, there are certain furniture repairs that a reasonably skilled layman can do and there are other repairs that need real, time honoured skill, if they are to be completed satisfactorily.  French polishing is one of these together with veneer repair or restoration. Certainly, a considerable amount of our furniture […]

Furniture restoration in Surrey, pine furniture and boxes

Furniture restoration in Surrey, pine furniture and boxes

Not all fine furniture has to be ‘brown’ (mahogany, oak, walnut etc.)! Indeed, pine furniture can look superb, particularly if it is aged and does not have the horrid (almost orange) lacquer common to much modern, mass manufactured pine furniture.  In fact, the antique restoration in Surrey that we undertake frequently involves pine furniture – […]

Furniture repair in Surrey, tables and chairs

Furniture repair in Surrey, tables and chairs

Most of the furniture repair in Surrey that we undertake relates to tables and chairs.  This, of course, should come as no surprise as tables and chairs get constant use throughout their existence, irrespective of whether they are relatively new or genuine antiques. Repair of tables and chairs tends to centre on two distinct areas: […]

Furniture repair in Surrey, how much will it cost?

Furniture repair in Surrey, how much will it cost?

Of course, the concern of anyone who needs furniture repair in Surrey (or elsewhere!) is: how much will the work cost? Well, unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question – as so much depends upon the objects needing repair and the extent of any damage.  Equally, antique restoration can sometimes be more expensive […]

Furniture repair in Surrey, French polishing

Furniture repair in Surrey, French polishing

French polishing is an almost daily part of our furniture repair in Surrey and it is, of course, an essential skill for anyone involved in antique restoration in Surrey – or elsewhere! French polishing is a ‘dying’ art and a skill that is particularly difficult to master.  It became popular in the 19th Century together […]

Antique restoration in Surrey, it is all about patina!

Antique restoration in Surrey, it is all about patina!

One of the problems if you want antique restoration in Surrey is: who to use?  This is a vital question to ask yourself when you require restoration of an antique that has significant value – whether sentimental or monetary.  After all, the last thing you want is for your item to be repaired poorly or, almost […]

Insurance claims for antique restoration and furniture repair

Insurance claims for antique restoration and furniture repair

At Snelling Associates we are the perfect professionals to undertake insurance claims for antique restoration and furniture repair following an insurance claim. Indeed, a good proportion of our furniture repair in Surrey involves the restoration of antiques following damage – whether by impact (deliberate or otherwise!) or through the effects of fire or water. Of course, […]

Chair repair in Surrey

Chair repair in Surrey

Chair repair in Surrey presents particular problems for any furniture repair and restoration specialist.  This is because of the multiple structural dimensions of chairs and their requirement (of course!) to be load bearing. As we all know, if just one part of the structure of a chair is damaged or becomes loose then this very […]

Furniture Repair and restoration in Surrey

Furniture Repair and restoration in Surrey

Do you need furniture repair and restoration in Surrey? Have your antiques suffered over the years and lost their past glory – are they tarnished or scratched, wobbly or losing their veneer? Worse still, has your furniture or antiques suffered from impact damage, water ingress or fire or smoke? Well, at Snelling Associates we can […]