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Founded 1987 • Angie's List since June 2010

A Rated | 1 Review


The mission of Second Time Around is to meet a special need in our community, A need that will arise in any family that owns wood furniture, that need maybe to repair, restore, or refinish any piece of furniture ranging from a broken kitchen chair to restoring family heirlooms such as Mom and Dads bedroom set to Grandmas old cedar chest. Created by a man named Ted in the late 1980’s after working for another Furniture re finisher for several years. Purchased by Steve Holden in the fall of 1991 fulfilling a life long dream of being self employed. The dream unwritten or spoken was to meet a need in peoples lives while having fun, making good money, honoring my Lord, and earning the respect of my Customers, employees, neighbors, family and friends. Second Time Around has one goal to do the best we can for our customers so that we can earn their respect and provide for our own financial, spiritual and mental well being. ... in business for over 31 years. Furniture repair and refinishing, cabinet restoration, furniture painting/ distressing....

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Montalbano Inc

Montalbano Inc

Please note the phone number given is a masked number and not allowed to accept texts or direct calls. To do so please call 708-409-5100 or 708-774-1946 or email Since 1923, we manufacture, refinishing, restoration, reupholstering, custom furniture & sales, bent glass, beveled mirrors & leather tops, caning, rushing & office furniture repair. Come and see our restored antiques, antique reproductions, and genuine Capodimonte lamps and giftware from Italy. Solve your heirloom and antique problems with complete restoration. We do not fix, repair or reupholster motion furniture or recliners as well as upholstery, spring, and leather repairs. Bring back the original character of your old masterpieces. Period furniture is our specialty, but not our limitation. Removers and strippers can damage the luster and character of the wood. At Montalbano these are never used. Instead we use a specially formulated thinner to completely dissolve the old finish as if it never existed. The item is then taken apart as necessary, re-glued, repaired, completely hand sanded and prepared for its new twelve step finish which is second to none. We are specialists in water, fire and insurance work. We offer free factory estimates and home estimates are available. Pickup and delivery is available. Our other services offered include; leather replacement and bent glass doors, caning and rushing, gold and silver leafing as well as expert reupholstering with our 10,000 piece fabric gallery. Directions:Take 25th Avenue to the side street going west by the corner with the Bearing Company on the North and our white delivery truck on the South. Continue West 2 blocks all the way to the railroad tracks. Then turn left going South and follow the rail road tracks all the way to the middle of the back side of the building, where you will see our entrance door to our factory and warehouse.

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So happy with how beautiful this antique piano turned out.  The guys at Second Time Around took an old dingy piano, that has been in the family for years, and turned it into a shiny piece of furniture we are proud to have in our home.  

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