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Call us today or pop into our store or the cafe next door  for a cake and some coffee whilst you discuss your specific requirements with our friendly team:

A high quality finish guaranteed

Whether your timber furniture requires traditional French polishing using shellac or more modern materials such as polyurethane or water based products, we are able to create a new zest for life into your furniture.


We have a wealth of experience and are delighted to have built up a reputation as hard working specialists with a meticulous eye for detail, over the past 140 years.


We help to restore and refinish furniture for interior designers, commercial TV companies and domestic clients alike on various new and existing developments. Always delivering a friendly and honest approach to our work, we believe that this is what keeps our clients coming back to us time after time.

French polishing is a wood finishing technique that results in a very high gloss surface, with a deep colour and chatoyancy.  This is achieved by applying many thin layers of shellac using a rubbing pad and oil.  The finish is considered by many to be a beautiful way to finish highly figured wood, and is perfect for staircases, furniture or even musical instruments such as pianos.

A range of services available:

  • All types of wood finishes

  • Modern and antique furniture

  • Kitchens and floors

  • Staircases and doors

  • Modern spray finishes - from MDF through to exterior hard wood

  • Refurbishment, revival and wood conservation

  • Fire & water damage repairs

  • Flood damage repairs

Based in Camberwell we work all across the surrounding areas including Peckham, Brixton and the surrounding areas. So why not give us a call today to discuss your requirements with our experienced team.

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