Welcome to Bryan Booth Fine Furniture Antiques & Restoration

News and More...

Bryan Booth has been restoring antique furniture for over thirty years. He apprenticed to Thomas McCaffrey in Brookfield Connecticut. Bryan specializes in furniture restoration and French Polish and has been restoring antiques and fine furniture in Hilo for 23 years. Many pieces Bryan restores were “destined to the rubbish heap” but were rescued and transformed back to their original glory.

Using our “News & More Blog” we’ll share stories about our process of restoring furniture, showing photographs of certain pieces at various stages of restoration. We’ll also share information about different styles of furniture, their history and how to care for fine furniture.

Preserving history one piece at a time…

This Koa table was taken apart, cleaned, re-glued, stains removed with a bit of sanding and steel wool and then a few coats of shellacShellac is a resin secreted by the female lac bug, on trees in the forests of India and Thailand. It is processed and sold as dry flakes and dissolved in alcohol to make liquid shellac, which is used as a brush-on colorant, food glaze and wood finish.

This is a restoration project done for a customer and is not for sale in our store. We do have many beautiful restored pieces available for purchase. Visit our Hilo showrooms or take a look at our online store @ bryanboothantiques.com