Dovetail Restoration

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Dovetail Restoration LLC opened its doors in 1995.

Our staff has over 30 years of combined experience in furniture refinishing and repair.

Our shop is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Our goal is to provide our customers with a full service quality restoration and repair house.

We handle all aspects of furniture repair from simple veneer repair to the complete restoration of a period antique. We offer many services that include custom made wood furniture, furniture repair, caning, upholstery services, veneer repair, and gold tooled leather top replacement. We also handle chair seating including caning, reeding, rattan, and shaker tape just to name a few. Please take the time to travel through our site to find out more about our services. If you don’t find what you are looking for on our website, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will point you in the right direction.

As a quality restoration house in Baltimore, we are proud to keep true to our heritage as preservationists. We feel it is important to stick to old world traditions and forms of restoration and craftsmanship, while we are also familiar with advancements in technology and what it has done for our trade. It is our job to meld old world furniture restoration traditions with new world technologies. We never want to over work a piece and ruin the integrity of its history.

Our list of services is extensive and covers many areas. We pride ourselves in being the representative of a highly regarded leather company out of England which allows us to be one of the few who offer the service of leather top and insert replacement, replacing desk and table top as well as secretary inserts and more. Other services include metal refinishing, veneer repair and replacement, carving repair and replacement, part replacement, custom turnings, hardware replacement and fabrication, gilding repair as well as refinishing and finish repair. We also handle lacquered and ornamental furniture. Pick up and delivery services are available.

We find that it is important that our customers be as educated as they would like to be about what it is that we are doing to their piece, whether it is a priceless investment or a family heirloom. We work with many individuals as well as leading auction houses, some of the finest antique dealers in the area and local museums.