Long considered one of Raleigh Durham’s most reliable furniture repair shops, Mumford Restoration has the experience and knowledge to repair old furniture or damaged furniture to its original splendor. 

With more than 100 years of combined experience, Mumford Restoration tops the list of talented craftsmen for Raleigh furniture repair stores.

    How do you know which approach is best for your piece(s)? There are differences in each approach—the age and condition of the piece, your goals, and your budget will determine which one is best for your piece(s). The Restoration Consultants at Mumford Restoration can talk with you about your piece, provide a physical evaluation, if it makes sense, and guide you through the best option to meet your goals and vision.

      Don’t trust your precious pieces with just anyone. With more than 100 years of combined experience and third-generation craftsmen, Mumford Restoration is trusted by families, museums, and art societies in Raleigh-Durham, all of North Carolina, and across the U.S., to provide best-in-class restoration and repairs of sentimental & fine-furniture, antiques, and family heirlooms.

        Mumford Restoration offers restoration expertise, professional damage assessment, and estimated retail value on items (not structures) that have been damaged from fire/water, moving, and other types of commercial/residential damage.

          We make it easy to connect with us about your restoration or repair—let us know how we can be of service to you and your family!


            Our fascination with antique furniture began Mumford Restoration's passion for the unique art of woodworking, repair, and restoration. In our modern era where low cost and convenience have introduced a cultural mindset of five-year replacement furniture as all the rage, it’s a rare gift to observe a piece made for beauty, function, and longevity. Even more importantly, these pieces often hold our unique family history. 

            Nothing can inspire a memory quite like the furniture we played on as a child, Grandma’s favorite Sunday china, the books and Bibles our grandparents read to us, among many other treasured pieces that may provoke that feeling of nostalgia.


            Service Levels

            Check out the four levels of service we offer to meet your restoration needs.


            Antique Restoration Process

            Learn more about our restoration process and how to get started!


            Before & After Gallery

            Check out some of our amazing repairs and restorations here.


            When To Restore?

            10 questions to ask now to help you decide if it's time to restore your treasured pieces.

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            Antique Restoration & Repair

            With the United States’ 240-year history, a 100-year old piece is generally considered to be antique. Many other cultures see a 500-year-old object as still being young. Many people are confused over what is classified as a real “antique,” and we see clients from both extremes:

            • Those that have no idea that their piece has a high value and is a rare gem.

            • Those that are disappointed to discover that what they thought was a valuable antique is actually a mass-produced piece from the 1970s.

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            Do you have questions about restoring or repairing your antique furniture? Tell us more about your piece(s) and we'll connect you with a Restoration Consultant that can help.

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            If you're wondering whether or not it's time to restore, check out our,
            "10 Questions that Can Help Anyone Determine When to Restore."

            The pieces we take the most joy in restoring fall somewhere in between both extremes. These pieces hold memories and history. The dining table where Grandma hosted her Sunday dinners for the family, the china cabinet that held your aunt’s favorite pieces, the tea set that came over with your great-grandmother from England. Sentimental value is the most important factor, restoring your family memories.

            Check out some of the more infamous antiques we’ve restored here.

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            One of the most critical points in restoring antiques is having the expertise to identify the level and process of restoration that will add to the value of the pieces and preserve its history, without reducing its value. This requires a great deal of knowledge and experience to accurately identify--the epitome of antique restoration.
            Questions to consider if you have an antique to be restored:

            • When was the piece made?

            • Was it finished in shellac or lacquer?

            • How was it originally assembled?

            • Is an authentic repair and conservation required to preserve it or is a full restoration warranted?

            We pride ourselves in meticulous, period-correct restoration, conservation, and repair. Our main goal is to provide every client with the education and information they need to make an informed decision and to answer common questions such as:

            • Is it worth repairing or restoring?

            • Should I throw it away and buy new?

            • Will a restoration increase or decrease the value of my piece?

            Connect with one of our Antique Restoration Consultants today to discuss your goals and vision.

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            Platinum Level

            Full Restoration

            Our Platinum furniture restoration service is the crème del a crème of our wood restoration services. When we are conducting this service on a piece, we are completely restoring it, in its entirety. From removing the finish by hand, (not dip stripping) to hand sanding, hand staining and finishing. It is a perfect solution for pieces where the wood and finish are severely damaged--the only recourse is a platinum service. This produces a showroom quality result and will last for decades upon decades with proper care.

            • Disassemble

            • Remove all finish by hand

            • Hand Sanding

            • Hand Staining

            • Choose stain color or match sample

            • Finishing

            • Hardware Replaced

            • Hardware Polished

            • Reassemble

            Gold Level

            Refinish Top & Refurbish Base

            Our Gold level service includes a complete refinish and restoration of one surface of a piece that may be in poor condition.
            For example, if we were to do a Gold Service on your dining room table, we’d be refinishing the top only and touch up the legs and apply a clear coat of finish to ensure the continuity of color and sheen across the table.

            • Disassemble

            • Solvent Wash

            • Hand staining to match color

            • Hardware polished

            • Remove finish by hand, of one area such as the top

            • Hand sanding

            • Finishing of top and base to match

            • Reassemble

            Silver Level


            Our Silver level service is ideal for wood furniture with a finish that is still in decent condition and there are no deep scratches or dings that are through the finish into the wood that would require a full restoration. For example, if we did a silver service on an end table, it would include the following:

            • Cleaning

            • Solvent wash/prepare finish

            • Touch up scratches

            • Match color

            • Finishing entire piece, clear coat with lacquer, shellac, oil, or beeswax

            • Hardware cleaned

            Bronze Level


            Our bronze level service is perfect for furniture that only needs minor repairs such as:

            • Minor touch-ups to surface level scratches, dents, or dings in the finish or paint—this can be in your home or in-shop, depending on the severity.

            • Re-glue of a slightly loose joint

            • Minor drawer repair for one drawer

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            Antique Repair & Restoration Photo Gallery

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            Would you like to speak to a Restoration Consultant about restoring, repairing, or preserving your antiques? Contact us today!

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