Lacquered Stone Coffee Table

Today I repaired some damage to this black lacquered table for my designer client Jenny J Norris Interiors. The top consisted of 4 large stone panels, that fit into place on a hardwood base. It had gotten damaged in shipping. Each panel weighed about 50 pounds.  There were a few scratches, and chips, and also a moisture ring. I filled the damage, matched the black, and then managed to buff out the other marks with a lot of elbow grease. I’ve honestly never worked on lacquered stone before. I like the quality of the shine on the pitted and mottled surface, which manages to show the best qualities of both materials. 


Scratches down to the stone

Scratches down to the stone

The water mark came out more easily than I expected because the piece had been restored prior to this, and the top layer of lacquer was not bonding well, so I simply buffed off the new layer, and it disappeared. 


Large area of moisture damage  



Chips along edges


The end result was a much smoother shinier surface, and all the clouding from the old lacquer, and all the impact damage was reversed.  



End result

Cole Haan Showroom Floor Damage

The showroom floor had the companies name blocked out in tape. When they removed the tape, the coating on the floor came up with it. Instead of having to refinish the whole floor, I told them that I could stain in the damage to match completely.

this damage covers about 10' of flooring

this damage covers about 10' of flooring

It took a while to get the right match. The original finish is a three part process, and was quite a challenge.

There is a darker layer under a lighter layer.

There is a darker layer under a lighter layer.

A bit of stress, and a stiff back, but done at the end of the day.


I've been working at the newly opened hotel repairing, wood, stone, leather, metal and fabric. They just opened a few weeks ago, and the punch list is almost done.


This display cabinet was damaged in shipping.


The stone on this credenza top had been filled, but I needed to remove the filled, and repair it properly.





There was an exterior door in the courtyard that they need faux painted, to match the surrounding limestone.

The fabric on this sofa was damaged by the box cutter used to unpack it. I mended it by weaving the damaged with embroidery thread.

On site lacquer table repair

Someone banged this white lacquer table up when delivering to a staged apartment in a new building.

I have clamped, filled and painted out, and am new waiting to buff out the finish.

The fake radishes are starting to make me hungry, which brings to mind Beatrix Potter's Tale of Two Bad Mice. I think the fumes are getting to me.

Finished product