Bespoke Furniture designed and made for you and your home

                                              Restoration and repairs for your modern and antique furniture

 

About me and what I do

Based in Watford Hertfordshire in my wood workshop, I design and make free standing bespoke furniture out of solid wood for client's commission to enhance and personalise your home and working space.

Each piece of furniture is made to your required measurement's and your design preference.

 

I restore modern and antique furniture to the client's specification on commission whether your piece needs the joints to be repaired, new components need to be made or the piece needs to be stripped back and re polished with modern finishes or French polished.

 

Working with client's within Watford Hertfordshire, Bushey, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Croxley Green and surrounding areas.

 Cherry wood Occasional Lamp Table

 Cherry wood Occasional Lamp Table

Cherry wood Occasional Lamp Table

The Cherry wood occasional side table is created with smooth and elegantly flowing lines, which fluently allows the natural light to pass through and around it's subtle curves as part of its design.

Cherry, Maple and Oak Display stand

Cherry, Maple and Oak Display stand

Cherry, Maple and Oak Display Stand

The Display stand is constructed from Oak, Maple and Cherry strips which are individually sized to create a variation in design. Oak feet are used to raise the surface to enhance the piece that is displayed on it.

Tulip wood Side Table

Tulip wood Side Table

Tulip wood Side Table with Exposed Mortise & Tenon 

The Tulip side table is jointed with mortise and tenon joints which are exposed to show the attention to detail and quality of my craftsmanship. Each of the two brackets are hand made from Tulip wood.                   

 
 
We are absolutely delighted with Sam’s work for us, which involved making complex and painstaking alterations to a much-loved (valuable!) antique table. The result is a superb piece of craftsmanship, exquisitely and lovingly refinished and with newly exposed wood polished to match exactly the original surfaces. We could not be more pleased. We also appreciate Sam’s client focus and his open, dependable attitude, which gave us confidence. We would thoroughly recommend this buisness to others, either for alterations or new build furniture
— M.Gallagher, Royston, Herts.

This "much-loved" Oak Drop Leaf Dining Table was commissioned for the overall size of the table to be altered and minimised. This was to enhance the functionality of the piece giving a smaller proportion and plenty of space to move around. The edges were then re-polished to match the original colour. 

The table was firstly measured and cut to the given size. The newly exposed edge were then sanded and shaped smoothly to the original shape of the cut off edges. A matching finish was then applied to the edges to blend in with the existing appearance of the table as if it had not be altered.


We were looking for a small furniture restorer business in the Watford area in order to get personal service for 2 repairs. Sam Ryan has been quite excellent: prompt, responsive, a consummate expert (although youthful) in his craft, very careful to consult fully before starting work, and offering reasonable, fair pricing. We have other work in mind and shall definitely approach Sam once ready to proceed. I have no hesitation in recommending Sam for skilled furniture repairs.
— "Matthew Cawthorne, Watford"

This sentimental Captain's Chair was commissioned to be restored and repaired to the given specification. The chair was to be stripped of its original finish and to have a light brown finish applied. One of the legs had fallen off that needed to be re-glued into position.

Several existing thick layers of the original finish were stripped back and it was evident that all of the legs and lower rails were loose, therefore each of these component's needed to be re-positioned and glued. The entire chair was lightly de-nibbed in order to make each surface smooth in preparation for the light brown varnish to be applied. A recommended final coat of wax was applied to further protect the surface from wear and discolouration. 


The restoration and repair of this Card Table was to repair a loose and broken Lions claw castor.