Furniture restoration & Repairs in Auckland – Kimata repairs Ltd


restoration of flood damadged coffee table. Proven ability to handle insurance jobs with professionalism and precision.

Kimata Repairs does all sorts of restoration work, big or small, including 

  • Repairs to damaged furniture due to flooding, water and fire damages.
  • Repairs for insurance companies
  • Repairs to match the wood type and the style and period of the item
  • Repair of scratches, dents, holes, splits, spot stains and flaws
  • Repair to split or broken wood
  • Remove old or deteriorated varnish and re-varnish
  • Polish wood, stone, metal, and other surfaces
  • Stain to match the colour
  • Finish surfaces to match earlier periods, for example using French polish
  • Replace canework
  • Restore veneer work
  • Colour and pattern matching
  • Inlay and other decorative work
  • Spot repairs to stone surfaces, mother of pearl, plastic, and ceramics such as China
  • Furniture re-modelling and alterations
  • Correcting warps
  • Enabling degraded folding sections to work properly, e.g. extendable tables, or tilted dressing mirrors

On-site work (Auckland only)

Some items may be built into your house or building, or difficult to transport. In those cases I can come to you and complete the work at your site. For example:

  • Bench tops, counters
  • Floors
  • Doors
  • Built in wall cabinets, cupboards and wardrobes
  • Mantel pieces
  • We have also worked on-site with very heavy items, such as stone-topped tables.

We repair and restore furniture and other built features, including:

  • Chairs and stools, captains chairs, pews
  • Tables
  • Shelves
  • Cabinets, sideboards, cupboards
  • Dressers, wardrobes
  • Chests of drawers
  • Desks
  • Couches, sofas, daybeds, settees
  • Beds
  • Counters
  • Sculpture, carvings
  • Frames for paintings or artwork
  • Umbrella and other stands, trunks, easels
  • Podiums, rostrums, pulpits, lecterns
  • Trundlers, trolleys, lockers
  • Racks

We support repair and restoration for:

  • Your home furniture
  • Business furniture for offices, display and showrooms, meeting and function rooms
  • Restaurant furniture
  • Hotel furniture
  • Gallery presentation furniture
  • Film set period pieces
  • Items to be sold, or which you have bought
  • Furniture damaged by water, smoke, heat, direct sun, including insurance repairs
  • Yacht and ship outfitting
  • Vintage panelling
  • Building construction incidental damage


Arising from my experience in the field, I use a full range of tools and equipment, including:

  • Traditional Japanese woodworking tools
  • Western or mainstream hand tools
  • Modern powered machinery for much drilling, sanding, cutting etc
  • Natural daylight, as well as daylight-matching artificial lighting support
  • We use the right glue and clamps to make joints and repairs secure


We can:

  • Match the colour to suit the other parts of the piece
  • Match colour with other pieces in a set
  • Inlay replacement timber and laminate
  • Match the pattern to recover from flaws or breaks in the piece.

I work with:

  • Solid timber
  • Laminated surfaces
  • Stone and plastic
  • Attachments and connection components of all types
  • Ceramic, porcelain, China

We can provide a finish coating of:

  • Hard wearing non-toxic varnish
  • French polish
  • Extreme hard-wearing protection, sometimes used for bench tops, floors, and marine environments
  • Ultra-violet resistant polyurethane
  • Pigmented paint
  • Stain
  • Oils and waxes
  • Shellac
  • Lacquer
  • Water-based products

For varnish finishes, I can show you examples of different sheens. The main options are:

  • Matt (zero gloss)
  • Satin (30% gloss)
  • Semi-gloss (50% gloss)
  • 75% gloss
  • Glossy (100% gloss)