We offer a friendly and knowledgeable family run service with over 42 years of chair restoration and chair repairs in Wiltshire and Bath.
Our dedicated team of chair restorers are available to provide you with a free quote/advice any time at your convenience including evenings and weekends. Call us today and we will arrange to visit you. We also collect and return your restored chair free of change.
Over time a well-used chair will start to become loose at the joints, or may of been damaged in a move, or you may have a much loved chair that’s in need of some TLC, that’s where we can help. Our family team of chair restorers can undertake all types of chair repairs.
We are also happy to provide advice on how to care for the timber of your chair free of charge.
From Windsor kitchen chairs, dining chairs, rocking chairs and easy chairs, at West Wiltshire Restoration we are able to solve all types of chair repairs. If they are made of wood, we can repair them. We provide a chair restoration services for antique as well as modern chairs. Our chair repairs service has also been used and recommended by 6 local auction houses
Types of chair restoration we are involved in include:
- Snapped legs
- Loose/wobbly joints
- Damaged/ missing casters
- Loose backs
- frames rebuilt
Our chair restorers have full wood turning facilities for replicating new legs, stretchers and spindles; we can also repair the original casters if damaged. Whatever the condition of your chair is, we can bring it back to life.
We make sure that chair repairs will match existing; also any repairs to your chair will be invisible so that you will not see any difference in your set of chairs.
If the polish on your chairs needs repairing, we have the experience to advise what would be best suited as a finish. As a few factors come in to play
-the age of the chair (if antique, you would want to match the original finish)
-where the chair is used (commercial or domestic)
-Type of timber
To all of the above we are more than happy to talk you through the process of chair repairs and restoration
A rough guide to what polish we use for repairing different chair types:
Windsor kitchen chairs c1789-c1910
Wax polish is a great classic polish for repairing Windsor chair finishes. These chairs are typically made of elm seats with either ash, elm or yew legs, spindles and splats all of which these timbers really sing with a good wax polish.
Timber swivel office chairs c1870-c1930
These are ypically made of oak, mahogany or walnut. Depending on how badly damaged the finish is on the chair, one would seal with a few coats of shellac then a wax.
Dining chairs, various ages
Chairs made of mahogany, walnut, oak, rosewood are common. There are such a large variety, but generally French polished or oiled is the best finish.
Retro or modern chairs
A large variety of timbers used on these chairs from all around the world. But the majority are made from teak, oak, beech, rosewood or sapele. Typically, if the polish is damaged, one would tend to use an oil or a glaze.