I specialize in furniture touchup and antique restoration. I perform these repairs on-site in the home or in my woodworking shop.
50 Years' Experience
In high school, my employment was in the repair shop of an antique store whose owner was a retired industrial arts shop teacher. After graduation, I continued my apprenticeship for three years employed by a German cabinet maker. Just prior to my twenty-first birthday, I returned to the antique store as its new owner.
Whether moving regionally or cross country, your relocation presents unique challenges. In your new environment, you are not familiar with the local resources and it’s difficult to find just the right person to perform your moving claim inspection and provide the estimates required by your mover.
Some Touchup Jobs Are More Challenging Than Others
Ray Spencer has the technical skills to repair your broken and damaged furniture on-site.
50+ years of experience repairing in the home:
Piano Touchup & Repair
Conventional lacquer and varnish finishes can usually be repaired on-site. The serious damages include broken legs and crushed corners resulting from mishaps during the moving process. I specialize in repairing polyester finishes. Regardless of the cause of damage, in-the-home touchup can usually resolve most problems and make everything look as good as new.
Onsite Furniture Touchup
I’ve been doing in-the-home furniture touchup and repair for 50 years — not as a sideline but for the most part, four or five days a week, year after year, going into customers’ homes and repairing nicked, scratched, and gouged furniture. Most of my work is servicing damage claims for the movers, but very often, I’m called directly by the homeowner to provide my services.
Antique Restoration & Furniture Repair
This is not a website with staged before and after photos of fine furniture and antique restoration projects. These are photos of work in process and the steps toward completion. Frequently projects take creative ingenuity to reassemble. I enjoy rebuilding furniture and restoring antiques.