Furniture making, restoration & repair


Sam Ryan
Antique furniture restoration in Hertfordshire

Modern and antique wooden furniture specialist

Sam Ryan Furniture is a privately owned business specialising in restoring, repairing and re-finishing wooden furniture,  producing custom-made furniture and delivering quality handcraftsmanship. Sam’s passion for furniture making and restoration, workbench skills and knowledge of furniture history have been put to use for over 12 years, bringing joy from newly made pieces or restored family heirlooms to many satisfied customers. No job is too big or too small for Sam’s Watford-based workshop, and he treats every single piece of furniture with love, care and professionalism. With a combination of modern and traditional techniques, Sam Ryan Furniture delivers outstanding results to his customers in Hertfordshire and beyond.


Modern & antique restorations

Garden furniture repairs

Staining, waxing & painting

Missing piece reconstructions

Loose & broken joints

Bespoke handmade furniture

Scratch, mark & dent removals

Give your old furniture a new lease of life

The ultimate aim of furniture restoration is to keep each piece as original as possible, reviving its original glory and bringing its functionality back to life. Each piece that is up for restoration is thoroughly assessed and the repair process will be discussed with you prior to commencing any work. Our restoration services range from small repairs, recreation of missing pieces, to removing marks and scratches, stripping and reviving old finishes, fixing any damaged areas, French polishing, and more. Sam is a highly experienced restorer of antique pieces, including Ercol and G Plan furniture.

Wooden table stain and polish furniture services
Mahogany Chairs Repair and Polish
Wooden furniture repolish in Hertfordshire

Bespoke handmade furniture maker

It might happen that we find ourselves dreaming of a specific piece of furniture but cannot find it anywhere. Sam Ryan Furniture is here to make your dreams come true. With bespoke designs that match your vision, a large variety of materials and Sam’s handcraftsmanship skills, your new furniture product will be brought to life in no time. Sam prides himself on exceptional one-to-one services, use of hand tools and a variety of styles in which your new piece of furniture can be made. From smaller wooden accessories, like placemats, coaster, or candleholders, to made-to-measure furniture pieces, the choice is close to endless.

Handmade Wooden Table, Hertfordshire

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Mend it for money

Sam’s furniture restoration skills have been recognised and put to the test in the popular Channel 4 restoration TV series ‘Mend It for Money’. In the Mend It for Money workshop, Sam participated in several episodes in which he was pitched against Britain’s best restorers and craftsmen. 

Simple & straightforward process

Get in touch

Call or submit an enquiry form to get the ball rolling.

Receive a quote

Once we know the details of the project, a quote will be provided.

Book and deposit

When you are ready to go ahead, a deposit will be needed and the work will commence.

Final product

Your furniture is ready to go home! The remaining balance is due to be paid before or upon collection.

The journey to your dream piece of furniture starts here

If you are looking for quality workmanship, bespoke services and a personalised approach, then Sam Ryan Furniture is the place to go. Let’s start on your project and make it a piece that will stand out. Send us a message together with an image of your furniture piece or the desired design, and we will get right on it!

Being based in Watford, Hertfordshire, our services cover but are not limited to the surrounding areas.

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