Antique Furniture Refinishing Services

We work with your heirloom furniture thoughtfully, in ways that respect the piece and its history. Our workshop currently spans 5,000 square feet in the Old City Quarter and features low-tech, low-chemical refinishing and restoration services, performed by hand by our team of master craftsmen who are inspired by centuries of craft and tradition restoring your pieces to something beautiful and authentic to the era and materials.

Located minutes away from the downtown core in Nanaimo BC, we offer exceptional services that apply to the restoration processes of all antique and modern furniture. Our services include: upholstery, furniture refinishing, hand stripping, staining, oil or wax finishing, lacquer finishing, polyurethane and varnish finishing, French polish, faux finish, spray paint finishing (lacquer colour matching), customized touch-ups , distress finish, fixing and rebuilding, inlay work, custom furniture building, traditional gilding, caning, rush, marble repairs and carving old furniture restoration. Our expert advice and knowledgeable staff will provide the perfect solution to restoring and refinishing any period piece. For your convenience we offer complimentary online and instore estimates .

“Cause It’s Your Favourite Chair

It is your favourite chair, an antique you have had for as long as you can remember. The issue is that the finish and the upholstery has deteriorated and one of the back legs is loose. If you are experiencing difficulties in disposing of it, do not despair — Hartmann & Co. Restoration Nanaimo can help you. We guarantee top notch services at an affordable price. Hartmann Restoration has all the necessary resources to handle any minor or major repairs, all the way to complete rebuilds of pieces. Do not hesitate to contact Hartmann Restoration today and ask our team how we can restore that priceless piece of furniture.

With years of experience Hartmann & Co. upholsters and refinishes your furniture with a combination of perfectionism and craftsmanship. Hartmann’s does not just simply recover your antique by placing your new fabric over the old fabric, but instead we will strip your furniture down to the frame and begin the upholstery process from the bottom-up. New springs are provided for additional support where needed and new foam is set in place for added comfort. When choosing Hartmann’s, your old furniture comes back to you brand new.


Please shoot us an email by filling out the form below with a description of the requested re-finishing along with the dimensions of the piece and a couple of images. Due to the number of daily requests, we will get back to you with an estimate within 2-7 business days.

Don’t throw it away!!! Bring it in to us and let us breath new life into your old used furniture.

“I have found for over 20 years they have wide ranging knowledge of art and antiques and they manufacture and restore fine furniture to a high standard, Customer service is superior.”

– Tony D.