Services & Estimates

Click the button below to request an appointment over email.
Please include pictures of your furniture if possible. Mark will follow up with you in a few business days. Thank you.

Furniture Repair Services

At Raphael’s Furniture Restoration, we specialize in the restoration of antique furniture and furnishings with over 50 years of experience. The following list is a description of our services.

Stripping & Refinishing

All of our stripping is done by hand. Never dip stripping, which can lower the quality of wooden furniture.

We carefully strip antique furniture to protect the patina. We also can remove burns, rings and water marks.


Most damaged table tops and furniture can be saved. We restore pieces by adding more of the original finish. Cracks and damaged parts can be repaired.


We create custom color lacquers. The lacquer we use is heat, water and alcohol resistant. Finishes are hand rubbed and polished to your desired sheen.

Antique furniture is restored with shellac and an oil and wax finish.

French Polishing

French polishing is a wood finishing technique that enhances the look of your furniture.

Lacquer or shellac is mixed with a drop of oil into a very thin solution. The mixture is soaked up into a bun-shaped pad made from a cotton ball covered by a cotton cloth. The pad is streaked across the top of the table from one side to the other many times to build up the finish.

This process fills the pours and adds a luster. The finish can be rubbed to a satin luster or up to a higher gloss.


We repair all kinds of furniture repair services including but certainly not limited to:

  • Dining room chairs
  • Cracked table tops
  • Broken pedestals
  • Cracked veneer
  • Missing inlay
  • Damanged gold leaf frames
  • Wooden and gilt objects
  • Religious statues
  • Fine and antique furniture
  • Broken glass in the doors of secretary desks and china cabinets

Caning & Rushing

We offer machine caning, hand caning, fiber rushing, real rush, splint and slat seat.

Request an Estimate

Estimates for 6 pieces or less are free.

We provide estimates for furniture that needs repair, restoration, or refinishing. Damages to furniture could be extreme, from a fire in your home, water damage, or just from the normal wear caused by time.

Estimates include the work description itemized on our letterhead. This is needed for insurance cases.

We respond to estimate requests with an estimate and terms in a few days.

Please Read Before You Write!

  • Describe furniture pieces one at a time.
  • Provide dimensions on pieces that require refinishing. Describe the details of damages.
  • Please attach photographs in a .jpg format. Provide one photograph that shows the entire piece and an additional photograph to show details of a repair or scratch.
  • Include your name, address and phone number in an email to Mark DeVito: