About us
Our mission is to provide a sustainable business

Furniture repairs have been our business since 1989. Our Onehunga-based workshop has expanded since then, devoted to a genuine reputation for excellent service and quality workmanship. In line with our values as a local business, we center our services around speedy communications, reliable results, and a quick turnover.

We strive to give the best service in the most efficient way possible. Therefore, our team seeks out the best tools; we use high-velocity low-pressure EU standard compliant spray guns which reduce emissions, conserve energy, and are widely revered as the best spray gun for the field. 

Our workshop is committed to sustainability, with 10 years of low waste disposal and maximized recycling of materials and chemicals.

We undertake structural and cosmetic repairs to all furniture

We do:

Stripping, polishing and colour matching
Cane & rattan repair
French Polish
Mid-Century Furniture
Marble & Stone
Flood  & Fire Damage
Ceramics & art work


Our workshop is well-equipped, so we are able to take on large-scale projects, such as church pews, school benches, office desks, boardroom tables, and restaurant furniture. Moreover, we are a team of craftspeople with a wide range of knowledge and experience in all skills related to furniture restoration so you are in good hands!

We have an in-house upholstery service and, therefore, we can take on a restoration and upholstery project from beginning to end. In addition to our upholstery department, we also work with the major fabric and textile companies so we give you the best range of fabrics available in NZ.

We also offer upholstery services for indoor and outdoor marine upholstery! We can work with you to provide the best options for your yacht, superyacht, or boat.  While we offer upholstery for marine furnishing, we are not currently  equipped to make boat covers.

Whether it is a clean and condition, or a full re-paint; we can get your leather up to nick. We use industry standard cleaning agents and leather paints to ensure a seamless restoration. Unlike other leather repair companies, we work on catering the repairs to your specific leather type in order to get the best results, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Different leathers require very different methods of care and maintenance; we will help you identify the leather and tailor the service to to suit!

We work on:

Aniline/Natural Leather
Veg-tan Leather 
Pigmented/Coated Leathers
Nubuck and Suede

Most importantly, we want to inform you on the best way to preserve the value of your leather! 

Insurance claims are a headache—fortunately, we specialise in insurance work and work directly with your insurance company in most cases so you don’t have to. We undertake a full assessment and valuation service. Because of this, we are the preferred repairer for all the major insurance companies in Auckland, as  well as relocation companies.

We operate out of Onehunga, and serve: 

Auckland central
North Shore
South Auckland and Eastern Suburbs
West Auckland

Furthermore, we also work across the North and South Island, as well as internationally, as needed.


We offer a pick-up and delivery service across Auckland and further afield (upon request). However, for special items, such as pianos, we can arrange for specialist transportation. Transport is covered under the Goods and Services Transport Act.

If you have any other questions, head over to our FAQ page! Alternatively, you can send us an email at info@dovetailrestorations.co.nz.

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