Serving Fullerton for More than 30 Years
In the City of Fullerton, Rahn’s Furniture Restoration is the proven name in fine furniture repair and restoration. For more than 30 years, we’ve used a combination of traditional craftsmanship and technological knowhow to preserve the condition and investment value of your cherished antique, contemporary, and mid-century modern pieces. And while we set a standard for top-quality work, we never forget to include affordability in the equation. That’s why local residents trust Rahn’s.
Our Furniture Repair Services
Whether you own antique furniture, contemporary pieces or a mixed collection, you can run into condition issues that put a repair on your list of priorities. Depending on your situation, the gamut of potential problems could include everything from discoloration and staining, to joint damage, gouged surfaces, burn damage, or sections of veneer that separate and develop serious cracks. You may also encounter an additional set of issues with furniture that features natural rushing or caning materials. That’s because, over time, these materials can unravel or break apart. In addition, furniture from any era may suffer harm from intentional acts of vandalism.
At Rahn’s our comprehensive slate of services includes the repair of all forms of damage to antique and contemporary furniture. Our in-house experts begin with careful planning of a repair that will restore usefulness while preserving your pieces’ treasured visual appeal. Next, we’ll carry out every phase of that repair to the highest possible standards. At your request, we can include all needed repairs with other modification or restoration work such as upholstering or reupholstering.
Our Furniture Restoration Services
Furniture restoration exceeds the limited scope of specific repairs and seeks to restore the overall aesthetic desirability of your furniture. Some situations require nothing more than a light restoration that addresses surfaces issues like caked-on dirt or grime. On the other hand, an expert can use a full restoration to completely disassemble a piece of furniture and correct any existing visual or structural problems during a careful, gradual rebuilding process.
Whether your furniture requires a light or full restoration, Rahn’s dedicated staff has the skill needed to complete the job with the utmost care and sensitivity. If you like, we can leave your restored furniture with a lived-in look that honors its past history of use. However, we can also bring it up to par with museum-quality pieces. For your peace of mind, we always explain each step of the process, give advice when more than one method of restoration is suitable and gain your approval before work begins.
Our Refinishing Services
A refinishing job can either accentuate or de-emphasize the wood surfaces on a piece of furniture. You’ll probably prefer to draw attention to wood with outstanding grain characteristics. However, you may choose to hide wood with uneven grain or other significant flaws. Whichever option you choose, it takes multiple steps to complete the process, and close attention must be given from beginning to end. Specific materials used for wood refinishing can include stain, penetrating finishes such as linseed oil or tung oil, and surface finishes such as polyurethane varnish, lacquer, or shellac.
Only a seasoned professional can reliably refinish antique and contemporary furniture in a manner that’s both technically effective and visually appealing. At Rahn’s Furniture Restoration, we employ a number of experts capable of performing this delicate task. In addition, our services extend beyond indoor furniture to everything from outdoor furniture and antique automobile woodwork to built-in shelves and cabinets.
Mid-Century Modern Furniture
Fullerton, other communities in Orange County and communities throughout Los Angeles County are closely associated with the American architecture and furniture movement known as the mid-century modern movement. In the furniture realm, this movement focused largely on sleek designs that sometimes blended non-traditional materials such as plywood and plastic with traditional woods and fabrics. Restorers and refinishers who know how to repair antique pieces from earlier or more recent eras don’t necessarily know how to work on mid-century modern furniture. That’s because these pieces require the use of a special skill set gained only through years of supervised, hands-on experience.
Our deep roots in Orange County and Los Angeles County give us an unequaled ability to repair your mid-century modern furniture and restore it to its past glory. We know that mid-century pieces tend to suffer from specific condition issues, including weakly glued joints and (in some cases) Plexiglas surfaces vulnerable to severe scratching. In all cases, we use this knowledge to guide our actions. We also take every opportunity to employ period-correct materials in all repairs and restorations.
At Rahn’s Furniture Restoration, the quality of our facilities reflects our standing as the region’s home for fine furniture repair and restoration services. We use specialized machinery and tools to safely and accurately perform all of our work, from the smallest repair to the most extensive restoration job. In addition, we rigorously follow every state and local standard for air quality, as well as fire control. In line with ethical business practices, we also stress our responsibility to limit the amount of toxic substances we release into the environment.
Fullerton’s Home for Quality Furniture Restoration
Known as “The Education Community,” the City of Fullerton is located in northwest Orange County near Buena Park, Anaheim, La Habra and the Los Angeles County municipalities of Cerritos and La Mirada. Higher learning institutions found within the city limits include Cal State Fullerton, Western State College of Law, and Fullerton College. Additional cultural highlights in the community of nearly 140,000 include the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, the Fullerton Museum Center, the Sunny Hills Performing Arts Center, and the Fullerton Arboretum.
Rahn’s Furniture Restoration is based in Santa Fe Springs, just a few minutes down I-5 from Fullerton in Los Angeles County. For well over a quarter of a century, we’ve provided Fullerton and communities across the region with a convenient, reliable source of top-quality furniture repair, restoration, and refinishing. Whether you own contemporary pieces, antique pieces, or mid-century modern pieces that reflect Southern California’s unique artistic heritage, we have the skill, experience, and specialized facilities needed to safely perform all needed work. And, in all situations, we accompany our expertise with accommodating customer service and the understanding the fine furniture work shouldn’t break your budget. Contact us today for more information and a repair or restoration estimate.