Greg Suendermann commenced his 4 year apprenticeship with Ettore Giorgioni ( a 3rd generation Italian restorer) in the heart of High Street, Armadale – before it became the mecca of fancy boutiques. Greg went on to receive the Apprentice Cabinet maker of the year (a long time ago) and has since employed apprentices who have also achieved apprentice of the year in their field. The vision of our business was to create a service that offered high standards of furniture restoration and conservation, from traditional French polishing to complex detailed repair work and upholstery. In 1979 he commenced Birch Restorations and opened his first shop front in Gardenvale in 1988. In 2005 we moved to our larger workshop located in Moorabbin.. We have over 50 years experience in our team that includes cabinet makers, polishers and the apprentice.
WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU
At Birch Restorations, we are renowned for our high level of restoration and repair work. Our furniture restoration and repair services cover a range from minor repairs and touch ups to complex detailed repair work, upholstery, traditional french polishing and total restoration.
We can carry out your restoration using traditional materials and techniques
What we do
- All furniture repairs – Antique through to modern
- Antique restoration
- French polishing
- General furniture repairs
- Veneer repairs
- Leather replacement on desk tops
- Wood carving
- Reglue chairs / frame repairs and French polishing to exposed timber
- Colour matching
- Borer extermination
- Traditional cabinet making
- Traditional upholstery
- Wax finishes
- Replacement of broken cane or rattan
- Bleached and limed finished
- Art deco furniture repairs
- Parker veneer repairs
- Rubbed oil finishes
“JUST TO MENTION A FEW”
Greg and his team of furniture artisans work together to provide you, the customer, with the very best service and we strive to achieve complete customer satisfaction every time.
We have a network of specialist crafts people for upholstery, metalwork repairs, brass castings and wood carving.
Our clients include
- Mums and dads
- Insurance companies
- Antique dealers
If your furniture is not an antique, don’t worry. We will happily restore modern furniture as well. Whether you have a scratch on your table, a broken chair or table leg, or your furniture is looking a little “tired”, our team can take care of it.
Our work is not limited to furniture, but to a wide range of restoration work such as dashboards and fire mantles.
WE GIVE A LIFETIME GUARANTEE ON OUR WORKMANSHIP YOUR ASSURANCE THAT YOU ARE GETTING THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF CRAFTSMANSHIP AND QUALITY.
Please take the opportunity while you’re here to browse through our Before / After photo’s