John Allen, owner of Capital Restoration has been working with fine antiques his entire adult life. Trained in archaeology, he spent six years as a museum director and curator caring for historic artifacts.

John moved to Raleigh in 1995 to work at the North Carolina Museum of History’s conservation lab, where he concentrated on furniture and frame restoration. Founding Capital Restoration in 1997, he has provided expert restoration services to area museums, historic sites, universities, antique dealers and private owners. 

All of John's work is carried out with the highest professional standards to preserve the value, beauty, and character of antique and fine modern furniture.

Whether you are restoring a cherished family heirloom, a valuable antique, or a favorite modern piece, you want to be certain that the work is carried out by an experienced professional with the necessary skills, training, and resources. As well as high quality refinishing, John provides a wide range of highly skilled services such as veneer and inlay repair, carving and turning missing material and picture frame restoration.

John has the knowledge to assess the specific needs of each individual piece and provide treatments which are both historically correct and which utilizes the most up to date research and methods. If you need to replicate a period piece, John can make an exact copy of an existing original.

For our commercial clients, Capital Restoration has been providing wood restoration services to the Triangle business community since 1997. Quality craftsmanship and excellent customer relations has earned a reputation for dependable, high-quality services.

You can realize significant savings over replacement cost by restoring your damaged wood items to like-new condition. Call today to set up a free consultation and an assessment of your woodwork and office furniture restoration needs.

We would love to hear how we can help with your project. Please fill out the form below so we can get started! If you would like to send pictures of your project please email John at: capitalrestoration@nc.rr.com

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