About Cumbria Furniture Restoration

Cumbria Furniture Restoration is owned and run by Rob Betton.

Rob uses traditional specialist techniques on all work.

  • City and Guilds woodwork bench craft (Carlisle College 3 years practical and theory).
  • Previous to Buckinghamshire was at Glasgow college of Building Printing and Design, for three years
  • 30 years plus practical knowledge.
  • Taught marquetry techniques from French specialist expert and restoration conservation knowledge technique from museum curator/conservator based in London.

The image above is Rob working at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University on a Boulework French games table top for a private client from Belgium.

Brief description:

  • cleaned out all degraded/ missing areas, cut out new turtle shell to replace missing areas, coloured it red & glued back in place.
  • Cut new brass to replace missing brass and hand engrave.
  • Ebonize (recolour black areas) cut and relay new green baise felt.
  • Clean and conserve the ormalou decorative figures on legs.
  • French polish all areas to finish.