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Welcome to Furniture Refinish & Repair in Orange County

AKA: Citizen Cane Chair Restoration

14392 Hoover St, #C19 Westminster, Ca 92683 (email pictures of your projects to: )

Call (714) 944-6846 ~ Monday - Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (On site visitors by appointment please)

We provide furniture repair services to Orange County California.  Our services include broken chair repair including; broken, cracked, loose or wobbly chair joints, legs, arms, strechers and spindles.  Chair cushion upholstery and chair refinishing.

We also provide general funiture repair & refinishing services on dining room and living room tables including; broken,  cracked or wobbly legs.  We repair & refinish china hutches, dressers, night stands, armoires, end tables and coffee tables.

Pickup & Delivery Services available

Free Estimates ~ Call Today ~ 714-944-6846

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14392 Hoover St, #C19 Westminster, CA 92649

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When you have a piece of furniture with good bones, keep it...restore it...your're better off...

Lost a piece to your heirloom? Not to worry...we'll make a new one!

Facebook "Thumbs Up!" Karen Kerwitz ~ 4/2/2014 If you are hesitating on where to take your treasures for restoration, hesitate no more, you have found the place. I brought in a found treasure that needed restoration. It was a beautiful wing back chair that had great style but aged and unusable. What I got back was a work of art. Re built using original framework pieces and some new materials. I am in love every time I sit in this chair. I also brought my antique oak chairs to restore the caned seat bottoms. So nice to have them back in everyday use. Thank you Citizen Cane!


Yelp ***** Results are Better than Expected! ~ 9/9/2013

Citizen Cane Restoration (Paul) just delivered my 'new' furniture and it looks fantastic.  For @30 years I have had a mid-century style dining room table, 6 chairs, 2 piece china cabinet and buffet.  Both of the dining chairs with arms had extensive damage (broken leg and back), the table top was blistered from heat and water damage.  If you looked at either of the chairs or the table today you would never know that any of those damages had existed; they look perfect.  The wood is beautiful, all surfaces are smooth (as they should be) and there are NO visible imperfections. Paul also refinished the tops on a cherry wood nesting table set that has been in my family for over 50 years; it too looks exceptional! I highly recommend Paul and his restorative talents.  The work is not cheap, but you absolutely get what you pay for ... great results.  The finished quality and workmanship is superb plus Paul is a pleasure to work with. I liked my furniture before, now I love it and can't wait to show it off to friends and family!  Whether you need a chair fixed, or like me have a dining room set that needs a  facelift, call Paul.

Yelp ***** Patricia G ~ 5/1/2014  Paul did an excellent job repairing and restoring a beloved family heirloom - an antique Beech wood rush rocking chair. His work is meticulous, his manner professional and his service prompt and reliable. He's one of those rare people that really cares about his profession and his clients. You can trust your most precious furniture in Paul's capable hands.

Yelp ***** Beth Z  ~ 12/12/2013  I had a sentimental piece of wicker furniture (baby doll stroller) and Paul was so kind and helpful with his care and suggestion of how to bring it back to life.  My experience with Paul, Citizen Cane Chair Repair, was excellent.  In fact, I have another sentimental piece that I intend to bring to him soon.  Paul @ Citizen Cane was superb.  The piece was finished on time and for the exact amount of money he quoted.  You are in good hands with Paul!

Angie's List ***** Judith S ~ 8/04/2014  I had the rushing redone on an antique arm chair, rocker and bench. Additionally, I had a crack in a mahogany dining room chair fixed and re-stained. Finally, I can use my antique chairs again! The rushing has been restored and they look beautiful. Mr. Thibodeau, the owner, spent the time to help me choose the right color for the rushing, explained the process, and even sent progress pictures for each of the chairs. I was also pleased to find out that he could repair a crack I had in one of my mahogany dining room chairs. It too came out perfect. This is definitely the place to go if you want quality workmanship.

Angie's List ***** Christine S ~ 1/29/2014  Paul, the owner of Citizen Cane, repaired and reupholstered my 6 mahogany dining room chairs that are over 60 years old.  He also took the time to oil my chairs and explain how to take care of the wood.  I was very busy with work at the time I brought my chairs to him.  He was going to an upholstery fabric store later that day and offered to get upholstery samples and bring them to my home to view!  He did all of this as a rush job just before Thanksgiving.  

These chairs needed serious repair as they all wobbled and creaked when someone sat in them.  I was afraid that one would break someday soon.   In fact, the arm of one chair did crack and on another the wood crossbar between the legs was broken in half.  My mahogany dining room set was originally my mother's and I wanted to make sure that whoever worked on them would be conscientious, competent and trustworthy.  Paul had all of these qualities.

I don't know how Paul did it, but when I went to his workshop to pick up my chairs I carefully scrutinized each chair and sat in each one.  I turned each chair over and could not see how he strengthened the chairs as there was no evidence of repair.  I could no longer see the cracks in the wood.  Also, the seat cushions were thicker with a much better foam than my old ones and each cushion was finished off so professionally that one could use each independent of the chairs!  Each chair looked brand new and that's saying something for 60 year old chairs.  The work was perfect!!!  What was amazing was that none of the chairs creaked or wobbled anymore.  

All in all, I would highly recommend Citizen Cane, Paul, for any repair or reupholstery work especially if you value your chairs and want someone to care for them as you do.  He is a craftsman and enjoys his work.  He completed the work earlier than expected and his fee was very reasonable for the level of quality work he produces

Google ***** Roxanne White ~ 1/18/2014 Paul was a complete pleasure! I took him a variety of family heirlooms I was nervous to have anyone touch. He not only restored them beautifully, one arm chair he also upholstered like a pro. His workmanship was immaculate. He breathed new life into furniture I had stored in a garage for years. Thanks to him I sit in my *Grandfather's chair now everyday! It is pure joy. I am so grateful I found someone so talented and capable

Yelp ***** Janis W ~ 10/7/2013

We had a 42 year old dining room set that needed new caning in the back and refinishing.  Paul came and picked it up and while our kitchen was being remodeled he finished it all and delivered it when promised.  It is better than it was originally.  If you want quality and attention to detail, Paul is the man to see!

Google ***** Defining Elements - May 18th, 2012  I am an interior designer with a beloved old pole cane chair I had found at a flea market some years ago. The once lovely chair with a painted finish had aged quite sadly with pealing paint and a completely disintegrated front leg. After searching, I found Paul of Citizen Cane and now once again have a magnificent chair. I design very high-end custom interiors and my clients expect fine workmanship and detail. The work and integrity of Citizen Cane Chair Restoration is unsurpassed.

Google ***** Laurie O'Brian March 12, 2013  I have been looking for a reputable and experienced person to repair the cane on my grandmothers Stickley dining room chairs. I had been researching and looking for a long time. The furniture was given to me by my grandmother when my husband and I bought our first house. The set now holds not only memories of my childhood but also my childrens'. I contacted Paul and he asked me to send him pictures. Then, he came over and gave me his professional advice on how to go about repairing and preserving our family heirloom. I decided to have him go ahead with the work and am so pleased that I did. One of the things that I loved was that Paul kept me updated with pictures so I could see the progress of his work. He researched the colors of the original stains used by Stickley on their pieces created in the 1890's-1900's. His website is extremely informative and professionally done. When I decided to have Paul do the work, he carefully carried, wrapped and placed the chairs in his truck so that there was no damage. They turned out so beautifully that when he returned them I gave him the table to work on. When he brought the table back home I literally teared up his work was so beautiful. Needless to say I would recommend Citizen Cane for any and all restoration work. He is professional and personable and easy to work with. He does exactly what he says he is going to do. A side note; my daughter had a purse that had 2 broken wooden handles. She LOVED the purse and no one seemed to know what to do or how to fix it. I sent Paul a picture and he had me bring the purse over. He made new wooden handles and my daughter is thrilled!!! Thanks Paul!

Facebook "Thumbs Up!" Gigi Israel ~ 4/27/2014  Paul (AKA Citizen Cane) is the best! He went out of his way to accommodate me and did a fantastic job on my family heirlooms. We dropped them off while visiting family in California and he carefully packaged and shipped them back to us in Las Vegas when the job was done.

Facebook "Thumbs Up!" Matthew Schwartz ~ 4/12/2014  Just picked up 3 more of my Larkin Soap chairs which Paul re-caned. This makes all 8 which he has restored over time. So now, all are strong and ready for another ? years. He even recreated the original vintage colore of the cane by mixing a special blended finish coat.  Thank you Paul, AWESOME job! If you have work which needs to be done. Have Paul do it!

Yelp ***** Michael C ~ 1/23/2014 I asked Citizen Cane Chair Restoration for priority handling to meet Holiday requirements and was very pleased with the result: quality and speed of service were both excellent.

Yelp *****  Barbara i ~ 7/21/2014  We just picked up our 100+ year old *chair that Paul recaned. He replaced the cane seat and stained it to match the original cane back. You can't tell any difference at all.  Paul does amazing work and his is a delight to work with!

We Repair All Breaks Cracks & Splits!

Now you see it...Now you don't! (and visa versa)

Above is a very old spice cabinet we refinished and also reconstructed a broken and missing corner

We offer complete chair restoration services; Caning, Refinishing, Upholstery, Repair of Broken legs, arms and frames!

I've never met a rocking chair I didn't like!

Above is a lovely old folding mahogany dining table ~ Notice we polished the metal claw feet as well...

You provide the fabric and we provide all new internals, foam, batting, underlayment and of coarse the craftsmanship!

Of course we refinish all types of tables small and large...

The rattan set on the left held fond memories for the owner who remembered sleeping on the couch as a young boy 50 years ago ~ The chair shown on the right, one of a 4, was a honey moon purchase for the owners 40 years ago from New Jersey...

We'll be happy to re-weave your ladder back rush seat chairs

Pickup and delivery is available...

For free furniture repair or refinishing estimates please call today 714-944-6846

Or email pictures of your project for quoting purposes to:

Thank You!


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We provide furniture repair services to the following orange county communities...

Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Balboa Island, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, Coto De Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, Dove Canyon, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niquel, Laguna Woods, La Habra, La Palma, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Orange, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Talega, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda

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