Jim’s Furniture Restoration
Business:Jim’s Furniture Restoration
21 Yorkshire Ave
West Milford, New Jersey, 07480
“I’ve always had a love of antiques. I began working on furniture about fifty years ago. Each piece has its own story to tell. I especially enjoy the expression on my customers faces when they see their restored piece for the first time.”
Jim’s Furniture Restoration
“Restoring Memories, One At A Time”
All types of chair caning including both pre-woven and hand-woven caning, blind caning and rush work.
Furniture repair, including hand stripping and hand-rubbed antique oil finishes.
Re-gluing and veneer repair as well. Wobbly chairs and tables are a specialty.
Dull or worn finishes can be “refreshed”.
I DON’T DO UPHOLSTERY.
Contact me with any questions and for a listing of prices. Usually a photo will be helpful in determining exactly what your needs are and allow me to give a better estimate.
Pickup and delivery can be arranged.
Location: West Milford, NJ 07480
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CLIENT REVIEWS: 
I had a wicker rocking chair seat repaired. James did a beautiful job and re-stained the entire chair. I was very happy with his work.
Judy J. on October 26, 2016
Jim replaced the broken caning on one of our dining room chairs. Excellent job done within the described time line. I highly recommend Jim because of his work, his personality, and his great recommendation for a lunch place for my wife and I. Excellent job by Jim.
Glenn F. on October 21, 2016
It was a pleasure doing business with Jim from start to finish. His quote was very clear and he found the exact cane for my dining chairs and finished on a timely basis. An excellent job!
Cathy P. on October 18, 2016
Jim did an amazing job restoring my kitchen stools. He truly is a master at his craft. Along with his fine work, Jim was very organized and punctual. I’d recommend jim in a heartbeat!
Donna d. on August 31, 2016
Jim is honest, well-priced and meticulous with his work. I keep going back for more.
– Malia in Montclair
Malia V. on May 25, 2016
Jim did a wonderful job recaning and repairing my dining room chairs – they look great! Not only did he replace the caning but also expertly repaired one that the dog chewed. Jim was a pleasure to work with and very professional. He finished the job ahead of schedule and within budget. Thanks, Jim – you are the best!
Joan W. on May 12, 2016
Jim replaced the broken seat of my bentwood rocker. It looks great, he even dyed it to match the rest of the chair. I’m very happy with the result, especially because I’ve had the rocker a long time and did not want to lose it. Also, Jim was a delight to work with, very friendly and helpful! Thank you, Jim!
Connie H. on May 7, 2016
Jim re-caned four chairs, and later repaired one leg from that set. I had no idea how comfortable that new cane would be. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone–the work is really excellent, and Jim is really a craftsman and a gentleman. The chairs came back newly caned and nicely polished.
Martin G. on April 19, 2016
I am so fortunate to have found Jim for my furniture repair. I had a pair of end tables with cane shelves. The bottom shelf on both tables had been damaged in a move. One looked like someone kicked a hole in it. Upon inspection Jim realized that the caning was hand done which is much more labor intensive and he was up to the task. It took him many hours but was able to complete my job in a timely manner and the tables are just beautiful!!!! Jim is very meticulous with his work and wonderful to work with.
Deb T. on March 17, 2016
Re-caned the seat of an old Bentwood rocker. Results were amazing, Jim stained the new caning material to match the back and it looks fantastic!
Steve F. on January 29, 2016
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Jim put machine caning on four sidechairs. It looks great, and he was easy to deal with.
Julia S. on December 6, 2015
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Beautiful work, reasonable price, lovely person! Thank you for fixing my chair!
Sarah D. on November 7, 2015
Jim did a great job replacing the cane on my in-laws chair…everything done perfectly, and on time. He is a real craftsman who really cares about his work.
Don B. on October 17, 2015
Furniture Refinishing Verified Review Fantastic!!!!
Found Jim’s on web site, asked for quote, received it very quickly. Price great, workman ship even better. Gave me a time frame when he could start, and finish, right on time on both counts. I couldn’t be more please, with the work and great customer service!!! Would highly recommend Mr. Mazur. Thank you to Thumbtack and Jim for a truly great experience. Nancy Davis
Nancy D. on September 20, 2015
Jim worked on 2 antique chairs that needed the rush replaced and needed to be re-glued since they were wobbly. Upon initial inspection while I was present, he noticed that one of the wooden seat rails was broken. He also offered to revarnish both chairs. Prices and time to complete the work was all very reasonable and as quoted. Jim did a great job and both chairs look fantastic.
5/5 Stars, August 23, 2015
I was very excited to find Jim! I had two chairs – one with a cane seat that belonged to my grandmother and the other was an old porch rocker with a woven splint seat. Jim repaired both beautifully. They are back in my house receiving plenty of compliments. Thanks Jim!
5/5 stars, August 16, 2015
Jim did a great job on my mother’s heirloom rocking chair. He restored the cane seat and stained it to match the back. She absolutely loved the results! He delivered earlier than promised and the price was fair. I will definitely use him again.
5/5 stars, June 15, 2015
Jim, Thank you for Caning our chairs. You did a beautiful job and in a very timely manner. We appreciate it so much.
5/5 stars, June 7, 2015
We had a chair seat re-caned that had previously been re-caned by someone else. He repaired and reinforced the spline groove and re-glued a loose joint. The staining was a good color match. A fine job.
Jim is now working on restoring 4 hardrock maple chairs for us.
5/5 stars, March 24, 2015
Jim completed the re-caning of a bar stool for me that required some staining in addition to the caning. The work that was performed was impeccable in quality and looks as if it was, when originally purchased 30 years ago. I appreciated the fact that he followed-up with me regarding the progress being made with the chair and that the end result was good value for a job well done.
5/5 stars February 21, 2015
Jim re-caned the back of my dining room chairs. The chairs came out perfect. The new backs perfectly matched. I would highly recommend him.
James was outstanding! Picked up on time, dropped off on time, and did a wonderful job!
5/5 stars, December 16, 2014
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Lately I’ve been doing lots of caning jobs, both hand woven and prewoven cane. Refinishing furniture seems to be more in demand as the weather gets warmer.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you’ve completed.
A. I recently completed a blind-caned dining room chair which had 154 holes. (see photo) Another small antique side chair was very delicate and beautiful when finished. (see photo). The 3 radio net chairs were very involved since they were caned on BOTH sides and had to be disassembled to replace the cane. (see photo)
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Ask questions of the provider to determine if he can address exactly what it is you want done. Good communication between parties will help to satisfy the potential customer and make for a successful transaction.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Furniture repair and restoration is a labor of love. Each piece I work on is treated as if it were my own. I don’t take shortcuts and am only satisfied when the customer sees the quality of the final product. Today’s furniture does not compare with the furniture of yesteryear. Most pieces can be made to look like new and provide many more years of useful service and enjoyment.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. How long have you been involved in furniture refinishing and repair?
What’s the difference between hand woven and prewoven caning?
What is blind caning?
Can caned seats be repaired?
Can caned seats be stained to match?
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Each and every job I do is done as if the item were my own. I put a great deal of time and effort into any job I take and don’t consider the job done until the customer is completely satisfied.
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