Antique and contemporary chair repair
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Chairepair chair restoration
Christopher Gillott Chair Repair
Good quality furniture can last a lifetime and beyond with the right care and attention.
Chairepair is established and operated by Auckland furniture restorer Christopher Gillott in response to an upsurge in interest in the restoration of domestic chairs from many styles and ages. Not that long ago, chairs were disposed of and replaced with updated styles, commonly from a local manufacturer.
Today's replacement chairs are usually sourced from overseas manufacturers in styles and timbers which are not suitable to all. Consequently, there is a movement to recycle furniture in general and chairs in particular.
During my many years in the furniture restoration business I have repaired many items and there is no doubt that the most abused item is the domestic chair.
Reclining on two back legs, use as a mini work station or as makeshift stool to replace a light bulb - it's no wonder that they become loose and sometimes break.
Even well cared for chairs sometimes require attention around frequently handled areas, where the finish has become worn.
So why get your chair restored?
Nearly all chairs can be restored and it is very satisfying to see the newly restored chairs have a new lease on life. There are very good reasons to have chairs restored - here are just a few:
Chairepair chair restoration - Work undertaken:
French Polishing, Lacquering, Colour toning, Replacement of component parts, Joint replacement/repair, Rattan replacement
Insurance Quotes, Pick up and delivery service.
Upholstery service by arrangement.
Chairepair chair restoration West Auckland