Google *****Laurie O'Brian March 12, 2013 I have been looking for a reputable and experienced person to repair the cane on my grandmothers Stickley dining room chairs. I had been researching and looking for a long time. The furniture was given to me by my grandmother when my husband and I bought our first house. The set now holds not only memories of my childhood but also my childrens'. I contacted Paul and he asked me to send him pictures. Then, he came over and gave me his professional advice on how to go about repairing and preserving our family heirloom. I decided to have him go ahead with the work and am so pleased that I did. One of the things that I loved was that Paul kept me updated with pictures so I could see the progress of his work. He researched the colors of the original stains used by Stickley on their pieces created in the 1890's-1900's. His website is extremely informative and professionally done. When I decided to have Paul do the work, he carefully carried, wrapped and placed the chairs in his truck so that there was no damage. They turned out so beautifully that when he returned them I gave him the table to work on. When he brought the table back home I literally teared up his work was so beautiful. Needless to say I would recommend Citizen Cane for any and all restoration work. He is professional and personable and easy to work with. He does exactly what he says he is going to do. A side note; my daughter had a purse that had 2 broken wooden handles. She LOVED the purse and no one seemed to know what to do or how to fix it. I sent Paul a picture and he had me bring the purse over. He made new wooden handles and my daughter is thrilled!!! Thanks Paul!
Google ***** Defining Elements - May 18th, 2012 I am an interior designer with a beloved old pole cane chair I had found at a flea market some years ago. The once lovely chair with a painted finish had aged quite sadly with pealing paint and a completely disintegrated front leg. After searching, I found Paul of Citizen Cane and now once again have a magnificent chair. I design very high-end custom interiors and my clients expect fine workmanship and detail. The work and integrity of Citizen Cane Chair Restoration is unsurpassed.
We still offer hand rubbed oil finishing services
Here we customized a vintage TV cabinet
No mater the condition we can breath new life into your favorite heirloom
Yelp ***** Results are Better than Expected!- 9/9/2013
Paul just delivered my 'new' furniture and it looks fantastic. For @30 years I have had a mid-century style dining room table, 6 chairs, 2 piece china cabinet and buffet. Both of the dining chairs with arms had extensive damage (broken leg and back), the table top was blistered from heat and water damage. If you looked at either of the chairs or the table today you would never know that any of those damages had existed; they look perfect. The wood is beautiful, all surfaces are smooth (as they should be) and there are NO visible imperfections.
Paul also refinished the tops on a cherry wood nesting table set that has been in my family for over 50 years; it too looks exceptional!
I highly recommend Paul and his restorative talents. The work is not cheap, but you absolutely get what you pay for ... great results. The finished quality and workmanship is superb plus Paul is a pleasure to work with.
I liked my furniture before, now I love it and can't wait to show it off to friends and family!
Whether you need a chair fixed, or like me have a dining room set that needs a facelift, call Paul.