Shop Bio

I started to build furniture at a very young age of fourteen years old, I had a few hand tools and a few power tools that my father loaned me. My passion for woodworking grew and skills increased steadily building and restoring furniture was my part time self employment through high school by the time I was seventeen in 1979 I had bought a retired bank building circa 1914 and opened up my restoration and antiques shop in the Historic New Jersy coastal town of Barnegat, Fine quality and attention to detail has made my reputation thrive and the passion lives on.

Services Offered:

Expert restoration and refinishing since 1980. All work done on site. No dipping, all hand stripping of new and antique furniture, skilled at veneer repairs as well a part replacement. We also offer cabinet shop quality of newly crafted furniture and millwork including doors and custom windows. We restore you family heirlooms and preserve your heritage.

Contact Information:

Professional Restorer, Owner:
Jon Szalay

First National Antiques And Restoration
708 West Bay Ave.
Barnegat, NJ 08005


Voice: 609-698-1413
Cell: 609-709-2847

Web Site: Email:
Service Area:

Servicing all of NJ as well as NY city and Philadelphia. Pick up and delivery are available local delivery is free. Phone estimates, if possible, are free.

Current, Past Affiliations and Memberships:

Professional Refinishers Group International

Table Base to be restored
Antique Chair Restoration
Chair with pleated back
Antique Mahogany Secretary Desk

First National Antiques And Restoration

Professional Restorers International
Charter Member Since 2009