Furniture Repair

Repairing Damaged Polyester Piano

This Samick piano came to us from a moving company after surviving extensive damage to the polyester finish including multiple chips up and down the side panels. We put together a video documenting our repair process and were pretty satisfied with the results!


You will see us work on multiple areas of damage throughout this video shot over about 3 days of work time.

This video is simply OUR process. We understand there may be different paths to accomplishing repairs such as these and we do not claim this video to be the ultimate reference for polyester repair, however we have seen great results from our process given the extent of the damage, time involved and budget for this specific project.

- T U T O R I A L - Replace Mid Century Chair Webbing

We put together a quick tutorial on how to replace pirelli rubber webbing found on most mid century furniture.

Often you will find these chairs were repaired at some point using burlap, but when possible, we aim to repair using materials originally used in the construction of the items we work on. The pirelli rubber webbing is also much more flexible and comfortable than the burlap.

Windsor Chair Repair

As most furniture repair-people know, the “bow back” crest rail of a Windsor style chair is no walk-in-the-park to replace. Often the replacement takes time and a technique that, although manageable, is not the most prudent. The replacement of such a piece requires a process that is not always convenient for both repair-person and client. In such cases, we lean on our woodworking skills to facilitate a proper and long-lasting repair.

This repair requires a little bit of everything in our bag of restoration tricks, from proper wood species and grain selection, to hand skills like chiseling and shaping. Here we used twin “scarf joints” along the front and back of the broken crest. This technique allows for the wedged tenon (the round dowel) to remain visible, as it is one of the hallmarks of fine Windsor furniture. Additionally, we add hidden dowels within the patch to bolster the stability in an area of the chair that endures the most tension.

Once shaped and sanded, the process comes to a conclusion with a few minor touchups to ensure the color match is nearly perfect. It is then topped off by a finish that matches the original, which in this case a oil and varnish blend.

A final polish on the remainder of the chair helps integrate the new repair, as well as livens up the old piece of furniture. There is little we enjoy more than making sure furniture like this gets a second chance at comfortably seating its patrons without fear of collapse.

Here is a short video of the repair process.

We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed fixing it. Thank you!

Mid Century Furniture Loop Spring Replacement Tutorial

We put together our first tutorial video on our new Youtube channel.

A customer asked us to replace the loop springs on his Danish mid century matching lounge chairs. These springs are not easy to find and, according to our research, are not made or sold in the US. We ordered the exper spring from a company in the UK and had them shipped to our shop here in Denver for Jake to replace.

You don’t see this loop spring construction very often and when they need to be replaced, there isn’t much help or knowledge out there in how to do it so we decided to make a tutorial ourselves.

Hope it helps!

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