Al is a person you could speak to all day, and his shop is one you could look in all day. I just picked-up 2 chairs he repaired for me. On one, I should say he completely re-built! This is a discontinued Henredon which my son broke. He must have been leaning back on the legs, because the back totally split from the seat, and one leg broke into pieces. I brought it to Al in a garbage bag in 2 large pieces and a baggie with the other pieces we could find. I didn't think it was repairable, but Al assured me they could do it. I mean it when I say they "performed magic!" This chair has been placed into perfect condition ~ I can't see where a single repair was made, nor even tell which leg had splintered into pieces! Oops, I didn't realize how long I have been going on, but I want to mention the second chair. It is a nice brand, but the pieces attaching to the back were coming out. They are quite visible, and part of the decor of the chair. Once again, they were able to save this chair for me, with no evidence of repair ~ Beautiful! I highly recommend Atlanta Furniture Restoration for any repairs, restorations. Even if you don't think it can be done, take it to Al and see. He is very professional and a delight to work with.
Where was I going to get the backs of 4 dining room chairs re-caned? The place I had taken some chairs a few years ago went out of business and I was stumped. I didn't want to get rid of the chairs and buy new ones since they had belonged to my husband's parents and had sentimental value. Fortunately, I found Al at Atlanta Furniture Restoration. He met me at his shop in Chamblee and showed me around. Al has a showroom with some furniture and antiques for sale. More interesting to me, Al has a big workroom where he and others do the work. Al was very specific about exactly what work he was going to do on the chairs. I didn't want to pay extra for him to stain the recaning work and we agreed on that. The chairs were completed in just a few days. I am very pleased with the quality of the workmanship!
I have known Al Endel of Atlanta Furniture Restoration since 1969. He is both honest and very professional and does excellent refinishing. He takes the time to tell you what needs to be done to your furniture and clearly explains exactly what he is going to do. He has done many projects for me over the years including restoring an eight foot antique library table as well as re-building six of my dining room chairs and putting new upholstered seats on them. He knows how to make any antique or piece of furniture look like it did originally or even better. He approaches his work as an artist and takes the time to produce beautiful , exceptionally high quality work. I highly recommend Atlanta Furniture Restoration!