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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 repair a broken ball claw dresser leg

In… How To Past Projects Repairing Furniture How to repair a broken ball claw dresser leg thumbnail

This dresser's leg was broken off, and has had possibly numerous repair attempts. There are gobs of "Gorilla Glue", which is bad - very bad. There are almost no continuous wood fibers left in the break, which makes the repair quite complicated. The key to a repair on a leg, is that it has to [...]

How to repair a bed post which has had the side rail ripped out

In… How To Past Projects Repairing Furniture How to repair a bed post which has had the side rail ripped out thumbnail

This bed post is broken in a very common way. There is a lot of stress at the connection between the bed side rail and the bed post. The side rail has two hooks at the end of it. These hooks go into the slot on the bed post, and hook over two rods inside [...]

How to convert an antique Full size bed to Queen size

In… How To Past Projects Repairing Furniture How to convert an antique Full size bed to Queen size thumbnail

Converting this turn of the century Victorian bed from Full to Queen size was definitely fun.  I post a lot of projects here, but I'd make a note that not all beds can be converted in this way.  This particular bed just happened to be a candidate due to its design.  When converting a bed [...]