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Piece in the New York Times (by Peter Mountford, January 15th, 2015)

What our clients are saying:

Thank you for delivering the chairs. You do amazing work and I appreciate how easy you are to work with.

Teri F.

Time escaped us … Jeannine and I want to thank you for doing a beautiful repair on the love seat and the chairs. We are already making plans to bring the other piece in the future. It has been a pleasure to meet you and work with you.

Bien amicalement,

Michel D.

I am grateful that Christian who is an expert at restoring antique furniture was able to fully restore some fine modern art furniture as well. I smile every time I look at it. christian even met with the artist and communicated with him through out the restoration. We are lucky in Seattle to have such a highly trained craftsman who is as easy to work with as he is skilled. I am totally satisfied with the result and his rates are incredibly reasonable.


For months we stored an antique deacon's bench with non-functioning legs and weak armrest connections. It could have languished unused into our twilight years, had we not put our trust in Dardonville Furniture Restoration to preserve it.We live in north Seattle, and appreciated pick-up and delivery services; it was returned to us cleaned, polished, stable and balanced. We're thoroughly satisfied with the renewed functioning and integrity of this bench, which could otherwise have been a source of irritation and disappointment.

Salley G.

Two teak tables repaired - Christian was able to repair a teak dining table and teak coffee table for me: he did an excellent job with both.The dining table had warped over time, to the point that the top was no longer centered over the legs and was breaking away from the legs.In addition, the table extensions no longer fit. The coffee table had small fissures in it from warping over time. Christian repaired everything beautifully, and in only 2 weeks. I am extremely pleased with the results and his service.

Jim S.

I am very pleased with the high level of knowledge, professionalism, and courtesy that Christian has recently extended to my husband and I when having five pieces of furniture repaired, one of which was severely damaged in a shipment. Christian's respectful manners, his reasonable pricing, and most importantly the quality of his work all contribute to our highly recommending Dardonville Furniture Restoration.


I want to thank you for your creative reproduction of the platform chairs for Green Lake Church. The color after your revisions is much better.

We appreciate your craftsmanship and your attentiveness to detail. Your cheerful services are gratefully received.

On behalf of the Design Committee, please accept our thanks,

Verla K

I just wanted to thank you for doing a wonderful job restoring my little desk and two boxes... they look excellent. I was looking at the old photos and comparing them to your finished work and there is a remarkable transformation! Thanks again!

T. Smith

Thank you for the beautiful work you did on the birdseye maple bed. The bed belonged to my parents and was purchased in 1939. I am so deeply appreciative of your attention to detail as well as your care to restore this to a usable work of art.


D. Atik

We are so very pleased with the fine work you did to restore our desk. You are a true genius! That very old desk has come to life once more, looking like it was intended to look. The finish is superior, in and out.

We will be happy to give you a reference should you ever have need. Also, please tell your wife, Catherine, that she has done an excellent job on your web site. The only thing it lacks is a place to give you a reference.

Thank you for your care.

Janet Berend

What an exquisite pleasure it is for me to see Christian get some timely professional recognition that extols his fine work! He proved to me that he is a superb artisan! About a year ago, when he was first improving the interior of his shop on 175th Ave NE, I gave him an antique chair with a very weakened joint which my late wife--for a very long time--had wanted to have fixed up. So when you described what his profession was, and how good he was, I dredged it up from the basement and took it to Christian, where he repaired it with absolutely first rate skill! When he was done, although I could detect no indications on the fine woodwork that showed any evidence that it had been renovated, the repaired joint now was beautifully finished and as strong as the portcullis at Carcassonne!

Mes compliments!

Donn F., Seattle

Thank you so much for the beautiful job in repairing my grandmother’s dining room chairs. They were so wobbly with age and you have made them like new. I feel your price was reasonable for such excellent work. You are a true old world craftsman.

Richard H., Mill Creek

I just wanted to pass my thanks once again for a job well done. We really appreciate the work you did for us and the fact that it was done in a timely manner so we were able to receive the parts back before we sailed. Thanks again.

Chris, US Coast Guard

I wanted you to know how pleased I am with your work. I didn't expect such high quality, considering the very reasonable fee you charged!

John F., Bellevue

I am glad I found you! The job you did on my rocking chair is beautiful. The repair is invisible, and the finish perfect.

Patricia L., Seattle

The quality of your work is amazing. I will recommend you highly to all my friends.

Jim W., Seattle

I want to thank you again for the work on my desk. The new finish is already receiving compliments from my business partner, employees and visitors.

And the new drawer is a work of art! I think it is by far the best component of the entire desk. And I am amazed how closely you matched the original drawer without a clear drawing of the structure and pencil tray.

Please list me as a reference should you ever need, and you can be sure if I hear friends or associates talking about the need for refinishing or restoration, yours will be the only name I give them.

Thank you very much,

J. Shanklin, President of, Seattle

Thank you for refinishing my dining table so fast! I was concerned that you wouldn't have time to do it before my dinner party, but not only was it right on time, but it was also beautiful. Your French polish is amazing!

Chris H., Bellevue

Christian, you are a magician!

Corinne J., West Seattle

I really love the finish you put on the chairs. It is really perfect.

Janice V., Interior Designer, Seattle

You did a wonderful job on the furniture.

Jan W., Seattle

Nous avons bien récupéré la chaise aujourd'hui. Merci beaucoup, elle est superbe.

Florence P., Seattle

The black Chinese table looks beautiful. Thank you for your fine work!

Peggy W., Seattle