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Professional furniture restoration and refinishing

As antique restoration professionals, the Lauers have been providing museum-quality furniture repair since 1969. We offer a full range of  services for all sorts of furniture pieces.  100% family-owned and operated, we have three shops located in Baltimore and Bel Air, MD as well as Heathsville, VA.  Although the majority of the work performed involves antiques and other sentimentally valued pieces, the Lauers are equally skilled and equipped to accommodate most furniture pieces, including those built in recent years.

 We understand how much it means to you

The Lauers are a close, nostalgic family of artists and woodworkers with a love of antiques and the history they embody.  Family heirlooms, which are as unique as they are priceless, can be entrusted to the Lauers with confidence.  Be it an armoire needing full finish restoration, or an end table requiring refinishing from the grain up, customers can be assured that their priceless antiques and heirlooms will be handled with the same skilled hands and expertise that the Lauers would show their own cherished pieces.  Hundreds of customers the Lauers have served over the years, have experienced and benefited from the impeccable professional care that is the trademark of the Lauer family.

How to craft a new back splat for a Mahogany chair

In… Repairing Furniture How to craft a new back splat for a Mahogany chair thumbnail

Chairs break in many ways, the most common of them being the stretchers at the bottom. Less commonly broken are the center parts of the back. There are many different chair designs, all of which have their own features. Three very well known designs are the Windsor, which has vertical spindles in the center of [...]

How to repair a Tea Cart foot that’s missing wood

In… Instructables Repairing Furniture How to repair a Tea Cart foot that’s missing wood thumbnail

This is a fairly common problem with pieces like this little drop-leaf Tea Cart.  The two steering feet have casters in them so they can rotate 360 degrees, and because of this, it's a high stress location.  Even if we had the piece which was broken away, it wouldn't be a reasonable repair to simply [...]

How to fix a broken coffee table leg – the correct way

In… Repairing Furniture Broken-Coffe-Table-Leg-1_thumb

We see a lot of broken furniture, and to be fair, we're in the business of restoration, so I suppose that's par for the course. What we also see a lot of, are incorrect repairs. If you search the internet for "how to fix a table leg", I'll bet you find tons of methods that [...]