Man Restoring Wood


Here at Archer’s antique restorations, we survive on our client’s testimonies. We are proud to place our clients’ experiences and recommendations here on our website for others to have peace of mind that we can deliver a high quality but personal and friendly service to all.

  • Solveig Leary

    "I have used rob’s services at 2 occasions in the last 3 years on a large antique dresser and on an antique bed. On both his work has been amazing, repairs have blended in the old pieces incredibly seemlessly, attention to detail priceless, polishing/waxing of very high quality. In addition the quote process and timeliness of delivery were very professional and attitude super kind. I would highly recommend him!"

    July 13, 2018
  • MyThoughts

    "Rob is brilliant at what he does. He knows wood and cares about bringing out the best in a piece. He restored a sideboard for me and it had intricate patterns. He advised the best course of action after listening to my requirements. The end result is wonderful. His customer service is impeccable and his work beautiful. I would highly recommend him."

    October 10, 2016
  • Sharonn

    "We had a variety of furniture pieces in need of restoration including a Chinese table with inlays, and a Beckstein grand piano. Rob gave clear advice about the management of the restoration, what would be required e.g. to preserve the artwork on the inlaid pieces. He took great care to establish our wishes in detail. We are absolutely delighted with the work. The furniture has never looked so good - amazing finish on tables restored to their former glory. Rob was extremely thorough and professional throughout, allowing discussion and giving appropriate advice. The work on the piano was carried out in situ and everything cleaned up afterwards. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and use again."

    April 29, 2016
  • George Hubbard

    "I've used Archers on many occasions. I find the staff highly skilled and knowledgeable. They come highly recommended."

    October 8, 2015
  • W Clark

    "Professional and reliable service. Very pleased with the high quality work carried out, on time and to budget. Will definitely use AA's in the future."

    August 23, 2014
  • Mnazarski

    "I had old door covered badly in ugly brown paint. Mr Archer removed the paint with high attention to detail and dropped them off at my house. Highly recommended."

    January 23, 2014
  • Mike Alliston

    "This guy has done a lot of work for me (which can always be inspected) I've found him to be totaly dedicated to his craft; his work is excellent and his prices very fair. Totally trustworthy and it's a real pleasure to do business with him - he is highly skilled, very professional and very highly recommended. M J Alliston, Guildford"

    January 27, 2012
  • Jill Hill

    "I have been most fortunate to use Archers to restore and rejuvenate several items of antique furniture over the past year and have nothing but praise for the excellent workmanship - all the items are now in the best order ever. I would recommend them very highly."

    July 5, 2018
  • Julie N

    "Robert Archer and his team restored a very old Zanzibar chest that has been in our family for generations. It was on its last legs, but Archers took an extraordinary level of care, attention and dedication in giving it a new lease of life, whilst lovingly keeping its character and evidence of the adventures its had over many decades. The standard and skill of craftsmanship and finish was well beyond expectation. I wouldn't hesitate to trust Archers with restoration of pieces that have great value, both sentimentally and financially. They went the extra mile in listening to the desired outcomes for the piece and providing photographs of the process for us to keep. Excellent customer service, fantastic value and a genuine care and passion for their craft make them a reliable and excellent choice for restoration. We wouldn't go anywhere else and highly recommend them."

    June 17, 2018
  • Nigel S

    "We had several pieces from an 18th century teapoy and 19th century case clock to 17th century chests and boxes. They were returned to us in the most beautiful condition. I simply could not believe what a fantastic Job tht hd been done. 1 year on the beeswax polish used is still shining. The sympathetic restoration using like for like materials (basically very old oak) on the 17th century items was nothing short of miraculous. This is a very, very good service indeed. Only one thing to remember. Ask for a receipt. I let them take thousands of pounds of furniture away. Because of the care of the work it took time to complete, and I had a couple of horrible moments thinking I had let a scammer drive off with my heirlooms. However, this was not the case. This is an honest, careful service. I thoroughly recommend them."

    June 13, 2016
  • Solveig L

    "Rob restaured an antique French dresser badly eaten by woodworm. The result looked amazing. His work was very thorough and pieces were replaced incredibly seemlessly. He was also very helpful and prompt in replying to my queries and was fairly priced having compared 4 other places. Bottom line: way above expectations"

    December 16, 2015
  • myshatysha

    "Excellent and friendly service from Robert. First time we have used this company and will definitely do so again. Robert is very knowledgeable, efficient and a very nice guy who is also very reasonably priced. We took to him straight away. Clean and tidy worker and did not overrun on time. Excellent job done. Highly recommended."

    February 18, 2014
  • E Chaundy

    "This is the second time I've used Archers Antiques and the work is again excellent. The attention to every detail is impressive and the service is brilliant. Robert will go that extra mile to ensure that the end product is exactly what you want. This is true craftsmanship."

    February 8, 2012