ABOUT US

Quality &
craftsmanship

RICHARD SHAW

Richard is a master craftsman, his workshop is in the Surrey foothills, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

About Richard

A love of woodwork at school led to a lifetime of craftmanship.

Richard trained as a furniture restorer from the age of 17. His love of woodwork started at school and he went on to the train at the London College of Furniture. After college he joined one of the south-east’s leading furniture restorers as a cabinet maker and stayed for ten years learning his craft and honing his skills as his love for wood grew.

When Richard decided to go it alone he built his business through word of mouth and today he has never been busier. His work includes restoration of items as small as bracket clocks to big bookcases all from a beautiful barn in the Surrey foothills, an area of outstanding natural beauty and close to his hometown of Dorking.

Dorking’s antique quarter is world renowned and for more than 20 years Richard supported many of West Streets traders, restoring antiques bought at auction and sold not only to locals but to buyers from Europe and the US.

His attention to detail and craftsmanship can be seen not only in restoration but also in the furniture he makes. Commissions have included furniture, large and small and he has repurposed vintage and antique pieces for customer’s looking for something more contemporary.


Trusted
Name

35 years
Experience

Delivery
& Pick Up

High
quality

TESTIMONIALS

  • Ruby Lyons, Surrey, UK

    Richard has undertaken two very different restoration tasks for us recently. We are delighted with the results and have enjoyed working with him. Richard listens to what you need and works sensitively with the project and the people. We felt completely comfortable with him working in our home and hope he will undertake more work for us in the future. I have no hesitation in recommending him to others.

    Ruby Lyons, Surrey, UK
  • Claire Quinn, UK

    Richard has built and restored furniture for our home and work. His attention to detail and the quality of the work is excellent. His love for the work he does shines through, He is truly a craftsman showing great care and an understanding for the what the customer wants. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

    Claire Quinn, UK