Wood Wizard, Fine Furniture Restoration

Shop Bio

I began working in a fine antique store when I was just 15 years old. It was there I discovered that I had a natural aptitude in three areas. Patience, persistence and attention to detail.

Over the decades I've been able to add skills and develop treatments in color matching, repairs and applying finishes of various types.

I like to operate in a clean and orderly fashion which lends itself well to on site service calls.

I started my business in 1983. I choose the name Wood Wizard because so many customers say "Wow. I can't even see where it was."

Services Offered:
  • Furniture Repair

  • Chair Gluing

  • Fire Damage Restoration

  • Smoker Damage Restoration

  • Water Damage Restoration

  • Transit Moving Damage

  • Piano Finishing

  • Antique Restoration

  • On Site Repair

  • Spot Touch-up

  • Replacement Parts

  • Custom Finishes

  • Kitchen Refinishing

  • Furniture Refinishing

  • Insurance Claims

  • Architectural Finishes

  • Curved Glass Replacement

  • Antique Clock Repair

  • Hand Carving

  • Hand Caning, Rush, Reed

  • Danish Cord Seatweaving

  • Antique Conservation

  • Antique Preservation

  • Fine Art Restoration

  • Property Damage

  • Wicker Restoration

I have served in antique and fine furniture restoration for 35 years. My credentials include training from the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education.

My passion is for repair and restoration of treasured heirlooms as wells as just good furnishings. Including architectural elements such as doors, stairs and cabinetry.

Contact Information:

Professional Restorer, Owner:
Darrell Stimson

Wood Wizard
253 Briar Dr.
Martinez, CA 94553

Monday Through Friday

Voice: 925-370-1489

Web Site: Email:
Service Area:

I serve the San Francisco Bay area.

Articles About Us:

Technology and Preservation of Furniture Coatings. June 2002.

Current, Past Affiliations and Memberships:

Professional Refinishers Group International

Chair leg touch-up
Antique Desk Restoration
Hand Carving
Kitchen Refinishing
French polished guitar
Door Restoration & Refinishing
Darrell Stimson chair leg repair
Professional Restorers International
Charter Member Since 2009