Shop Bio

The Shambles Furniture Restoration has been family owned and operated by the Sanders family since 1966. It has a forty year customer based legacy serving Indianapolis and all of Indiana. Ron, who was born and raised in Indianapolis, took over the family business 24 years ago from his father Alva. Ron, along with his talented, trained, and experienced workforce are located in a 6,000 square foot facility at 7183 W. U.S. 40 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Through the years, The Shambles has been involved in many historical restoration projects including: The L.S. Ayres Tea Room at the Indiana State Museum; The Murat Center lobby furniture; and even a Hoosier built table, which was used at the White House during the President Benjamin Harrison Administration, and currently is in the downtown Columbia Club.

Services Offered:
  • Furniture Repair

  • Furniture Upholstery

  • Chair Gluing

  • Fire Damage Restoration

  • Smoker Damage Restoration

  • Water Damage Restoration

  • Transit Moving Damage

  • Brass Polishing

  • Piano Finishing

  • Antique Restoration

  • On Site Repairs &
    Spot Touch-up

  • Gold Leafing

  • Veneering

  • Furniture Stripping

  • Replacement Parts

  • Custom Finishes

  • Kitchen Refinishing

  • Furniture Refinishing

  • Color Matching

  • Insurance Claims

  • Curved Glass Replacement

  • Antique Clock Repair

  • Hand Carving

  • Hand Caning, Rush, Reed,
    Danish Cord Seatweaving

  • Leather Repair

  • Upholstery Cleaning

  • Mirror Re-silvering

  • Marble Repair

  • Property Damage

  • Custom Made Furniture

  • Antique Trunk Restoration

  • Vintage Radio Restoration

  • China & Porcelain Repair

  • Wicker Restoration

Ron recently restored an 1820's log cabin that was uncovered in a neighboring house. After the cabin was restored Ron was presented with an award from The Historical Landmarks Foundation for best adaptive commercial use. Ron is also very active in community service presently as President of the Cumberland GAP (a not for profit organization) promoting the growth and progress of Cumberland. Ron is currently on the board of the Indiana National Road Association. He also serves on various committees at the pleasure of his local town council; and maintains memberships with Greenfield Chamber of Commerce, Claims Prevention and Procedure Council, and the Indiana Warehouseman's Association.

Contact Information:

Professional Restorer, Owner:
Ron Sanders

Shambles Furniture Restoration, Inc.
7183 West US 40
Cumberland, IN 46229

Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: Please call ahead.

Voice: 317-894-7075
Fax: 317-894-8645
Cell: 317-502-4050

Web Site: Email:

Service Area:

We cover on a daily basis Indianapolis and the surrounding counties. On a regular basis we coverall areas of the state and crossing into Louisville Illinois and Ohio.

Current, Past Affiliations and Memberships:

Claims Prevention & Procedure Council ~ CPPC
Antique Restorers of America
Greenfield Chamber of Commerce
Cumberland Chamber of Commerce
New Pollstine Chamber of Commerce


Shambles Furniture Restoration, Inc., Refinishing

Professional Restorers International
Charter Member Since 2009