Alan Cross Furniture Restoration & Repair

We are pleased to offer a full restoration service to all types of timber furniture whether it be modern, reproduction or antique.


We have been repairing and restoring furniture for over 30 years and the services provided include French polishing or modern spray lacquer or paint finishes.

Re-fitting damaged or loose table/chair legs or arms or making and fitting new components as required.


We are happy to undertake insurance work including burglary, accidental and fire damaged furniture.

We are happy to visit you at no obligation in the Nottinghamshire area to give free quotations or estimates.

No job is too small; we carry out work such as re-fixing one loose chair leg up to the full restoration of a twelve piece dining suite.


Please note that we do not carry out upholstery work but are happy to recommend an excellent upholsterer. His name is Mr D Harris and he is based in West Bridgford Nottingham. His telephone number is 01158789525.


The photos show a heavily damaged mahogany dining chair which had shattered when it was sat on. Modern central heating systems often dry out the old type animal glue which was used on older furniture; this causes the joints to weaken over time with the piece eventually falling apart as was the case with this chair.


We carefully cleaned and made good all the joints, we fitted new mahogany into the top of one of the legs and made and fitted a new back rail and then pieced the chair together again.


Finally the new parts were stained and French Polished to match. In this case the client did not wish to have the entire chair stripped and polished as it would have then stood out from the other three of the set, so instead we lightly rubbed it down with very fine steel wool and waxed it.


The chair was then delivered to the client who was highly delighted with it.

If you have any questions or queries about a repair or restoration job please contact us and we will be very happy to help.


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