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jshin
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Furniture Repair

Post by jshin » Wed, 30 Sep 2009 2:58 pm

First off, if anyone is moving from the US, DO NOT USE BOLLIGER.

Does anyone know of a very skilled furniture repair service that does not compromise on quality. Most of the work is to repair scratches but one piece had part of its leg chipped off (we have the part) and another piece had finial broken off.

More on Bolliger: They severely damaged several pieces of custom-made and vintage furniture. And they have been completely unresponsive to queries. Even if you're engaging an Asian mover, make sure to ask about their US counterpart/rep. If it's Bolliger, insist on someone else.

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Post by SunWuKong » Wed, 30 Sep 2009 3:30 pm

I don't know. If we were in Australia I could point you in the direction of the best in the business.

If I really had to find out though, my first call would be to a company that sells high end upholstery fabric, as they could send you along to a antique re-upholsterer, and the re-upholsterer would either be able to do the repair, or have his/her own affiliates for the repair.

Wawrick, Wortley, Zepel, Sanderson, Harlequin, Verve could be some names to try.
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Post by carolynW » Wed, 30 Sep 2009 9:01 pm

Call Eugene on 9663 9902, he works for home etc. Very experienced and did a great job with several of my antiques broken in our move. Make sure you are happy with the quote tho, they were insured so I wasn't so price sensitive.

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Post by jshin » Mon, 05 Oct 2009 11:13 am

Thanks for the ideas and contacts. I'll definitely look into those.

Bolliger: my wife and I just got done opening the last of our shipped packages. And we found that Bolliger's crew had stuff a half eaten sandwich into the box carrying my wife's wedding gown!!! It was half rotten and bug infested. Absolutely disgusting and now I am contemplating filing a suit back in the US for what I view as their intentional malicious act.

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Furniture Repair?

Post by beppi » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 2:06 pm

I did some search for an upholstery repair service a while ago, and found a few companies uninterested in my small work (two chairs only) or generally unresponsive. Only one did give me a price estimate in the end: S$190 per chair (although I would supply the fabric)!?!
Since that is substantially more than a equivalent new chair would cost, I did it myself in the end (it took me about 4 hrs).
There seems to be a severe lack in this kind of workman and repair services in Singapore. Maybe a business niche?

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