Suggestions for furniture repair?

wood table top cornerAndrea asks via Twitter:

(+) Inherited antique chairs from grandmother. (-) One leg broke off in transit. Recommendations for repair services welcome!

A lot stuff these days is either not well made to begin with, or just so cheap, that it doesn't end up getting repaired. But it's worth it for something like this -- even if it might be hard to find a shop.

So, got a suggestion for Andrea and her chair? Please share!

Earlier on AOA:
+ A place to get furniture re-finished?
+ A local Adirondack chair maker?

Comments

Try Classic Interiors on Rte 9 in Clifton Park. They repaired some antique chairs of ours and guaranteed their work for life.

Contact the Arts Center in Troy. They often offer furniture making classes and the instructors are master craftsmen.

We've had Bruce at Townsel Upholstery on South Pearl reupholster some of our furniture. Quality work and reasonable prices.

Hudson Valley Restoration in Troy: http://hvrtroy.com

Pitkin Company Refinishers in Chatham: http://pitkincompany.com

Both specialize in antique restoration and I've used them both. I would stay away from a generalist and stick with an antiques expert.

Check out http://www.sarahvadney.com/

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Thanks all for the great recommendations. I ended up going with LaBatt Furniture Restoration in Brunswick: http://www.labattrestoration.com/

David picked up and dropped off the chair (others I called wouldn't do this -- problematic for me since my car is tiny), and he did an amazing job. I honestly can't even tell where the replaced part of the leg starts, it's that seamless.

I totally recommend David for any furniture restoration needs!

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