Richard Tozer

Conservation & Restoration

Richard Tozer Antique Restorer

Professional furniture restorers and hobbyists alike all have one thing in common -- the desire to pick up a piece of furniture off the side of the road and restore it to its former glory. And what's not to like? Not only are you saving something from a landfill, but you're breathing life into something that's long been forgotten. All the former owner knows is that the legs of the table are broken, the surface is marred by water rings and it doesn't sit evenly on the floor. What's more, it's taking up valuable space where that new Ikea dining table should go. But what many might see as a space-consuming relic from days gone by, furniture restorers see as a possibility...