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!


          Restoration As A Gift

          Imagine your daughter, expecting her first child, opening a beautifully restored cradle at her baby shower that her mother slept in as a baby, knowing her baby will also be able to share the same one. What about the look on your mother’s face upon seeing the dining room table where she shared meals with her family as a child, completely restored to its original beauty–the way she always remembered it..?

          Everyone wants to give a unique, special gift to those they love. One of the most thoughtful, memorable gifts you could ever gift someone is the gift of restoring a treasured heirloom that holds generations of family memories. These are gifts that will not only be remembered for a lifetime but will be cherished and passed down for generations to come.

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          Whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah, a christening, wedding, baby shower, birthday, graduation, or an anniversary, discover the joy of giving the ultimate sentimental gift for those special moments and occasions--
          preserving your family legacy and keeping treasured memories alive for generations to come!

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          How It Works

          We have several options for you to consider when gifting your loved one the gift of restoration. Check them out here!

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          Ideas & Occasions for Gifting

          There are so many unique and creative ways to give the gift of restoration, check out our ideas here!

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          Service Levels

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

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          Before & After Gallery

          Check out some of our amazing furniture restorations here.

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          There are several options you have when gifting someone you love with a restored heirloom or piece. It all begins with a consultation with one of our Restoration Specialists to help you determine the best approach for your unique piece. 

          Once you've discussed your restoration options with a Restoration Specialist, the next step is deciding how you'd like to gift it.

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          Option 1

          The most popular option is scheduling the restoration yourself; having it restored to surprise them on the special occasion. This is the MOST fun and surprising way to do it!

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          Option 2

          For this option, clients will schedule the restoration and if the timeline for restoration won't allow it to be ready for the occasion, we will customize a special gift certificate according to your specifications, that you can give your loved one until the restoration is complete, so you still have something to give them even if it isn't ready for the occasion.

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          Option 3

          Purchase a customized gift certificate for the full or partial restoration of the piece(s) and present to your loved one on the special occasion and they can redeem it and work out the restoration details when they're ready.

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          We have the MOST unforgettable Christmas and Hanukkah gift ideas? Christmas and Hanukkah are PERFECT occasions to gift someone you love a cherished family heirloom--a gift sure to be the most impressive and meaningful. Below are some of the most popular heirlooms our clients have asked us to restore.

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          Baby showers are one of the most fun occasions to shop for!
          We can help you celebrate the legacy of past generations and create cherished memories for future generations with these adorable baby shower gift ideas for restoration! 

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          Finding the ideal wedding gift for your loved ones can often be a daunting task.
          Check out the creative wedding gift ideas below that will make that task a little less daunting!

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          Looking for the perfect anniversary gift for your beloved or your parents? We've got you covered with some
          amazing anniversary gift ideas!

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          Birthdays are another great occasion to commemorate with the gift of restoration! Using any of the ideas above that we've already mentioned, here are some other unique birthday gift ideas:

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          Unique, meaningful graduation gifts are so important--especially when it's our children, our grandchildren, that favorite niece or nephew. We want to gift something they will treasure and hold dear for many, many years to come.
          Here are some unique graduation gift ideas for restoration:

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          Baptisms are a very special time. Remember your loved ones on this special occasion with a baptismal gift by restoring:

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          Most Popular


          Full Restoration

          Our Restore level of service is the crème de la crème of our wood restoration services. When we are conducting this service on a piece, we are completely restoring it, in its entirety. From repairs to broken legs or loose veneer, fabrication of moldings, and regluing of joinery, to removing the finish by hand, (not dip stripping) to hand sanding, hand staining and finishing. This comprehensive service restores a piece to the best condition possible.  This produces a showroom quality result to even the most deteriorated pieces and will last for decades upon decades with proper care.

          • Disassemble

          • Remove finish

          • Evaluate piece for repairs

          • Reglue joints

          • Repair veneer or re-veneer surface if needed

          • Fill dents that are too deep to sand out

          • Ensure doors and drawers work as best possible

          • Hand sanding

          • Staining to any color

          • Finishing with best quality lacquer

          • Hardware polished/partial polished



          Our Refinish level is designed for pieces that have not deteriorated structurally or on sub-surface levels. For example, newer furniture that has been damaged or worn, or older furniture that needs refinished but does NOT need repairs, regluing of joints, repair of veneer, etc.  We hand strip, hand sand, stain and finish the piece, producing beautiful results and a finish that will last many years.

          • Disassemble

          • Remove finish by hand

          • Hand sanding

          • Hand staining to standard colors or original

          • Finishing

          • Hardware cleaned



          Our Preserve level of 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 Preserve level of service on an end table, it would include the following:

          • Disassembly

          • Solvent Wash

          • Wet-sanding if needed

          • Touchup dents and scratches

          • Recoat part or all of piece

          • Refinish part of piece if specifically designated in notes



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

          • Localized repair / touchup

          • Doweling and other reinforcement

          • Re-glue of joints if designated in notes


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          Furniture Restoration Photo Gallery

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          Would you like to speak with a Restoration Consultant about restoring your sentimental furniture? Connect with us today to determine the best approach to preserve your family memories.


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