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Furniture repairs have been our business since 1989. Our company has expanded, based on a reputation for excellent service and quality workmanship. We pride ourselves on being able to meet your furniture repair and restoration needs from one item to any requirement.


OUR CRAFTSMEN

meet the people behind the restoration process


Sahid


Sahid Khan || Polisher and Repairer

Sahid has been with Dovetail for 14 years as our Specialist Polisher and Repairer, with over 30 years' experience in the field! As a qualified polisher, he has previously worked in high volume production in his home country of Fiji and has brought these skills to our company. Notably, he undertook the restoration of the Auckland Masonic Centre's interior. He works on the furnishings  for churches, restaurants. and other businesses  across Auckland.  His knowledge base is broad and covers repair, restoration, refinishing, and cabinetry. 


Tom


Tom Kimata || Restorer

Tom has specialised in furniture repair and finisher for 19 years, launching his career in Japan. He was the founder and director of the Yoshitake Corporation, working with wood, stone, china, leather, and metal restoration & repair. He has done work for clients such as the Italian Embassy in Japan, the Park Hyatt Tokyo, the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo and several international airports. His work also spans into restoration of temples and shrines. Since his arrival to New Zealand in 2013, he has been our expert finisher and restorer for furniture, antiques, paintings, sculptures, china wares, leather, etc.


Hamish Smith || Trainee

Hamish comes to us from a building background and we’re excited to have his experience on our team. He has a solid knowledge of carpentry & woodworking, and is keen to learn restoration from our craftsmen. He is currently assisting us on our big projects, and is doing fantastic work. Welcome to the Dovetail Team!

 


Cinthya Mendoza Gomez || Sales & Office Admin

Cinthya has worked in project management and administrative roles for 6 years, and is in charge of overseeing all our social engagements and office tasks. They are committed to fostering clear, professional, and transparent relationships with our clients and business partners.  






 Avi & Adam Koifman || Assessments and Management

Father and son running the workshop! Avi is the director and founder of Dovetail Restorations Ltd, and Adam manages our workshop, while also working as an apprentice for the past 2 years. As a team, they do assessment, visits, pick-ups, and deliveries. They are there at every step, and proudly run a local Onehunga business.


 

 

'We use Dovetail Restorations, always reliable, always available, never a job too small or too big. You can ask for a quote, they are very honest and it’s very clear that they know their stuff. Avi and the Dovetail team are a five star business.'

Matteo | Restaurant Manager

The Jervois Steakhouse and Saloon

'Dovetail Restorations have handled the wood restoration and furniture repairs across our hospitality business for 5 years. Their specialist work is consistently of the highest standard.

No matter how small or large the job is Dovetail can always be relied upon to deliver on time.'

Paula Sigley | The Nourish Group