Dorking furniture repair and restoration of antiques

Dorking furniture repair and restoration of antiques

Recently at our workshop in Shere we have had the pleasure of restoring some very attractive and unusual items.  This is always a pleasure, as tackling the restoration of objets d’art and select items can be both fun and challenging.  Different technical problems can arise and it is great to have to think our way […]

Pine furniture repair and restoration Guildford

Pine furniture repair and restoration Guildford

Over the years I have seen many changes to what people like and dislike with regard to furniture. For a few years, one type of furniture or style is in favour and then a few years later a different sort. I can certainly remember when having ‘brown’ furniture went out of fashion and more modern […]

Furniture repairs in the Guildford area

Furniture repairs in the Guildford area

Of course, it is easy for me to always just show glorious images of the finished furniture that we have repaired!  The images (normally!) look great and are reassuring for any potential clients. However, I am often asked what furniture that we repair looks like before we have completed our restoration of the items concerned. […]

Expert repair of furniture and unusual artefacts!

Expert repair of furniture and unusual artefacts!

The past few weeks we have been as busy as always!  Indeed, the summer has passed with barely a break, as we have tackled a series of different furniture repairs and restorations which, as you can see from the images below, have varied considerably! The most awkward job was the decorative chair at the top […]

Repair of furniture and antiques in Surrey

Repair of furniture and antiques in Surrey

As you can see from the images here, we have had another busy month at Snelling Associates! Indeed, I am delighted to see that people still treasure their antiques as much as ever and continually bring them to us for restoration.  That may seem an odd thing to say but over the years I have […]

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 […]

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 […]