About Us

About Our Company & History

Assured Fine Furniture’s Peter Nicholson MSDC served a 5 year apprenticeship as an Engineering Master Pattern Maker, followed by 5 years’ work in the aerospace industry as a master pattern maker, undoubtedly resulting in his his extreme accuracy and attention to detail. After moving into the handmade furniture industry, Peter soon developed a reputation for excellence.

In 2005, he was the finalist in the Prestigious Woodworker of the Year Competition, and also won Bronze in the European Woodwork Competition. Awards were also won for Outstanding Craftsmanship. As the business grew, help was needed and Peter was joined by his wife, Frances.

After Frances finished an intensive course in French Polishing, Gilding, Upholstery and Antique Restoration, Assured Fine Furniture was able to incorporate the complete furniture package, be it making new items from scratch or restoring antiques.

Commissioning a Piece of Furniture

Design – Assured Fine Furniture visits all clients to take accurate details of what is required, believing that the design process is one of intimate collaboration between the manufacturer and the client. Developing and changing ideas including wood choices and finishes is a very exciting part of the design process.

Materials – All furniture is hand-crafted using the finest woods available, originating from sustainable managed woodlands throughout the world.

Mechanics – The way the furniture looks plays a big part, but the way it moves is just as important, the way drawers slide like silk, and the way the doors open without binding. This can only be achieved by skilful use of hand tools.

Finish – Every time a piece of furniture is delivered, the first thing each client does is touch it. There’s something about the wood which makes people want to feel it and it is this feel that communicates the care and attention that went into every step of its creation.

Antique Repair and Restoration – As can be seen from the side gallery, Assured Fine Furniture restored an Edwardian Open Arm Sofa which was rescued from a skip, re-upholstering it traditionally and giving a stunning French polish.

Carving, Turning, Veneering, Gilding, Upholstery, French Polishing are all the skills undertaken in the Assured Fine Furniture workshop.

Contact Us

Telephone: 0161 864 1300
Mobile: 07984 161865
Email: info@http://www.assuredfinefurniture.co.uk

Address:

165 Davyhulme Road
Stretford
Manchester
M32 0AR

For more information about Assured Fine Furniture’s furniture restoration skills in Stretford, Trafford, Altringham,Northenden or for custom furniture anywhere in Greater Manchester and the North West’s boroughs, contact Assured Fine Furniture today or call 07984 161865.