Restoring antique furniture

For restoration or repair of wooden interior objects such as cabinets, tables, chairs, desks, etc. you are welcome to contact Atelier 1312. The name “Atelier 1312” comes from a unit number of my former studio which was located in Brabant. For several years I work with great pleasure for a growing group of satisfied clients.

Two chairs that have been restored and equipped with a new seat

Restoration of Biedermeier dining room chairs

The end result of the restored Gelderse pillow case

Restored Gelderse pillow case

Each restoration studio is free to have an opinion on the way antique furniture should be treated. For me restoration means: Searching for- and realising a solution in the combination of functionality, usability and the history of the furniture. In other words; if a piece of furniture needs attention, my first question will always be; what happened before and what can we expect after the restoration.

This can lead to replacing broken or lost parts, renewal of the construction or a specific treatment of the wooden surface. Other possibilities are a proper functioning of the moving parts of the furniture, like doors and/or drawers. In short; restoration is not always necessarily making new. But can also mean, making better, nicer or adapted to everyday use. The client gets an advise, depending on her/ his wishes and on the possibilities in the process of restoration.

My special skills

In the general approach of my work I am specialised in specific subtle technics such as intarsia, veneer applications, woodturning, waxing, etc. I prefer to work with oak, mahogany, and wood from fruit-trees.

The two new drawers are the same as the rest of the cabinet

Two drawers for an Art Deco sideboard

Final result of the restoration

Restoration of a desk top with leather


I studied for 4 years at the Hout- en Meubilerings College, Rotterdam. Here I got my finals in 1997. After this period of technical training I specialised by working with and for qualified furniture restorers. With the experience of more refined skills and a lot of enthusiasm, I started my own studio in 2002. Initially in s’Hertogenbosch and since 2009 in the Binckhorst in The Hague.


Atelier 1312 is located in the Binckhorst an industrial estate between The Hague, Voorburg-Leidschendam and Rijswijk. The majority of my clients lives in this area. But I also work for clients located in Zoetermeer, Delft, Nootdorp, Pijnacker, Wassenaar, Rotterdam and Voorschoten etc. If you want to visit me at work in my studio, please give me a call first:

  • Address: Junostraat 6a, 2516 BR, The Hague.
  • Email:
  • Phone: +31 648937987.
  • Registration number Chamber of Commerce: 17144961.
Interior of the workplace with the workbench

Workplace Atelier 1312