Furniture Repairs and Restoration in Northland

Rick Denning provides a full furniture restoration service of both antique and contemporary furniture.

This includes:

  • cabinet work
  • veneering; inlay work
  • carving and turning;
  • laying leather and baize
  • making replacement parts
  • dismantling and erecting furniture
  • French polishing and wax finishes
  • repairing matching and organising caning
  • rushing & upholstery

Common problems are broken chair and table legs; loose and missing veneers; fading and discolouration; scratches and dents to polished surfaces; broken metalwork and woodworm damage.

Rick will give you an estimate of costs, pick up and deliver free up to 50km after which a small charge may apply.

Phone Rick now on (09) 403 7946

Mbl 021 236 2023

or email info@rickdenning.co.nz to discuss your repairs.

An example of Rick's antique restoration work:

  • Colour Matching

    On many occasions Rick is required to colour match wood repairs to the original colour and grain of the remainder of the piece in question. 

    This example shows Rick at work using several pencil brushes and colours to re-grain damaged areas. Replacement parts sometimes require this technique,  or in some occasions an area may have been lightened by over exposure to the sun.

    Colour matching being done by Rick This technique takes year of practice to achieve the standard which Rick attains.

    All such techniques used in his work as a furniture restorer, were taught to him by his father over many years of working together in their business Ron Denning & Son, then based in Stratford NZ.