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 150 years of combined experience, Mumford Restoration tops the list of talented craftsmen for Raleigh furniture repair stores.

    Don’t trust your precious pieces with just anyone. With more than 150 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!

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          Furniture & Antique Restoration, Repair, & Preservation FAQs


          Refinishing is defined as the chemical removal of the existing finish, sanding, staining and the application of a new finish, which may or may not be the correct process for what a piece needs depending on its historical, sentimental, and intrinsic value.

          Functional and usable finish.

          Refinishing can produce good results when a finish is no longer usable or restorable and must be removed and replaced. The result is a functional and beautiful finish.

          Total refinishing can produce a generic one-finish-fits-all result which is not always desirable on unique pieces.


          Restoration as defined by Webster’s dictionary as “a bringing back into a former, normal or unimpaired state or condition…a representation of the original form.” In other words, restoring involves bringing back the original condition through the investigation of what process fits the need, the historical, sentimental, and intrinsic value of any piece. A unique piece requires a unique process.

          Increased value and usability.

          Restoration can produce excellent results and increase value when a piece is in need of major repair and has historical, sentimental, and intrinsic value.

          Restoration can cost as much as replacement and must be measured by an appraisal of historical, sentimental, and intrinsic value.