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. […]

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 […]