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27/02/2017 By Tracey Gorst
John has recently restored our beloved oak display coffee table, not a particularly old / vintage table at approx 30years, however it had been subjected to numerous candle surface burns in that time and in need of some TLC. John has done an amazing job of restoring it, very pleased with the finished result and so glad that we found a local craftsman able to accommodate us. On the back of a job well done I asked John if he was able to restore a broken mahogany and glass barograph case which was my late fathers, several attempts had been made to glue it back together which had only made its appearance worse. John has restored it back to its former glory having had to replace some of the intricate framework completely, it looks amazing and I am over the moon that I now get to enjoy it as my dad once did. Thanks John for keeping us well informed throughout you are a true professional and a first class craftsman.
15/11/2017 By Richard Alexander
Outstanding quality of work and service from John. Recommend without a moments hesitation.
12/06/2017 By Cathy Kelly
John restored a much loved family, heirloom chair for me. His craftsmanship, care and attention to detail are second to none. I'm thrilled that he has been able to bring the chair back to life. In addition to this,he is a lovely gentleman who it has been a pleasure to deal with. Thank you, John.
27/02/2017 By Carol Barton
I asked John to repair a treasured family table which had been badly damaged by a candle. John advised me of my options but I decided that, as it was so precious to us, I would like it to be restored to its original condition. I collected it yesterday and it is actually better than it was before the damage and I can't thank John enough. In my experience, it is unusual to find that your expectations have been exceeded.John is thoroughly professional, competent and a true craftsman. He told me how long it would take to repair and kept to his time. A gentleman and a rare find.
15/02/2017 By Beady
John was asked to repair a smashed Regency style dining chair, we had previously had refusals from several other repairers. He took the job and has done a simply brilliant piece of work, it really does look just like new. Highly recommended and much admired both for his professional standards and his courtesy, plus the speed with which he did the work.
06/12/2016 By Russell Anderton
John is a true craftsman. He carried out a flawless repair on my rosewood cabinet which involved letting in a piece of veneer and so good was the execution, you couldn't tell it had been done; a true match with such finesse. I'd recommend him to anyone requiring a first class service.
06/09/2015 By Richard Abraham
The work John Farrington recently carried out for me totally exceeded all my expectations. What an amazing "Old School" craftsman! I presented him with a wreck of a 1930's Art Deco cabinet with various problems including woodworm, lifted and damaged veneer, damaged frettework, and a generally worn out appearance. John never saw any problems, only solutions, and any worries I may have had that the cabinet was beyond repair were soon dismissed. John talked me through the original construction methods that were used and then explained how he would proceed with the restoration. I collected the restored cabinet yesterday and it looks marvellous. Somehow it looks "as new" whilst still retaining the soft dignity of an 82 year old piece of well loved furniture. It was also a pleasure and a privilege to talk to somebody with such a wealth of knowledge and experience in restoration. Thanks John.
02/07/2015 By Roger Edwards
Entrusting one's valuable antique to any professional restorer is a really serious business, one which many people will understand requires quite a bit of courage. However, when that professional restorer happens to be John Farrington, any potential reservations are totally blown away by his quiet enthusiasm for your individual project. You are irresistibly drawn into his unique world, where highest standards, impressive workmanship and vast experience guarantee that no repair or restoration project would be too difficult. John gets inside the head of the initial craftsman, understanding every nuance of his thinking throughout the creation of the original piece. This subsequently enables John to suggest with impressive authority what course of action might best be taken with a non-original, unsympathetic alteration, for example, in order to bring the piece back to its original high standard of quality workmanship. He advises and helps you decide what restoration work should or shouldn't be done to your prized item of furniture. This is exactly what he has done on my behalf with a recently purchased oak cross-banded longcase clock, the end result being a wonderful, visually unified piece, far superior in every way to that which I left with him. Needless to say, my gratitude to John is considerable.
13/04/2015 By Andrew Dixon
I trusted the case of my beloved and very old Grandfather clock to John for repair. The results are outstanding. John is very helpful and friendly to deal with and his extensive knowledge and experience is obvious. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services wholeheartedly. You will not be disappointed!
01/10/2014 By Eric Hesketh
John is a superb restorer / craftsman.He has recently restored for me, the casing of a long case clock made in 1780. What a superb job he has made of it. In addition to this he has over the years restored other items for family members, all to the same high professional standards. There is no better craftsman / restorer in this country. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any one.
16/09/2014 By Dorothy McGreevy
I would not hesitate in recommending John Farrington to anyone, he works to a very high standard at French Polishing. Nothing was too much trouble, he collected and delivered my treasured sideboard, returned it to it's former glory and assisted my husband in re-assembling it. It is rare these days to find a true professional who pays attention to detail in his workmanship. Many thanks.