Orth Furniture Restoration & Repair

Note: I am currently swamped with projects, so I can take your contact info and a description of the work needed, but I can't do any esitmating or scheduling of restoration at this time.  I will call as soon as things open up.

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Maintaining your antiques is a creative act of sustainability. It is a tangible connection to your family history and an investment in its continuity for generations to come. For 35 years David Orth has skillfully & faithfully restored fine wood and metal furniture for families like yours.

We know it is not easy to entrust your treasures to a stranger. We are honored to work with you and we promise by the end of the day to have earned your trust. You will always get a fair quote, a professional & personal interaction, and wide-ranging craftsmanship & technical know how. Whether your furniture is 150 years old or 5 years old, traditional or contemporary, wood or metal, let us restore it to usefulness and beauty,


Send us a few photos of your piece for an estimate over the phone.
Pick up and delivery is available in the Chicago, Milwaukee, & Rockford areas.


This Victorian rocker came to us as a large box of broken bits and pieces, much of it missing. I wish I had a picture of that disaster scene! The complicated seat structure was destroyed. There were missing spindles. The entire surface was black and gummy. We looked over the mess - and then eagerly accepted the challenge. The missing spindles were perfectly matched on a lathe. The bent seat was rebuilt from scratch. The entire chair was painstakingly reassembled, and refinished to bring out the beauty and flash of the quarter sawn oak.


Here's a partial list of things we do:

Furniture Repair
Furniture Refinishing
Antique Restoration
Water & Fire Damage
Gold Leafing
Moving Damage & Insurance Claims
Furniture Stripping
Leather Table Tops
In-Home/Office Repairs
Frame Restoration
Veneer Repairs
Carving and Replacement Parts
Wobbly tables, chairs, beds, etc
Replacement of chair legs
Repair or duplication of turnings and spindles
Loose or missing veneer
Loose or missing inlays
Duplication of steam bent parts
Damaged or missing detail
Chipped or gnawed wood
Damaged or missing carving
Unusual woods that need a careful match
Metal furniture repair including welding and patina restoration
Dining table expansion slides repair or replacement
Matching table leaves
Repair of worn drawer slides and drawer bottoms -
(often the cause of poorly operating drawers)
Complete wood refinishing
Complete metal refinishing including replating and patination
Chair rockers and rocker mechanisms
Broken or missing hardware
Resizing of antique beds for modern mattress sizes
Lengthen or shorten bed rails
Repair of bed rails, joints, and structure
Cracked door panels
Sheet caning replacement
Fiber-rush seat replacement
Repair of Duncan Phiffe pedestals


Serving Illinois & Wisconsin: McHenry County, Lake County, Cook County, Kane County, DuPage County, Boone County, Rock County, Walworth County, Kenosha County, Racine County, Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, Jefferson County