Dufine Furniture

Family Operated Since 1946

Dufine Furniture is a family owned and operated furniture making, furniture refinishing and furniture restoration business serving New York, Connecticut and New Jersey areas since 1947.

Dufine Furniture will build custom furniture to suit your needs. We are also a premium furniture restoration, furniture refinishing and furniture repair company. In 1947 Nicholas Dufine Furniture Decorators opened. The custom finishing and antique restoration business started out small but as decorators discovered the high quality of work, this small business began to grow substantially.

Throughout the years we have finished furniture, restored furniture and upholstered furniture for all types of people as well as custom built pieces by design of our customer or client whom range from high-powered business professionals to the ordinary working person.

A look inside the Dufine workshop

Frank & Alex hard at work 

walnut slab being used for a custom built ottoman 

Frank: Putting on the final touches 

Steve, freehand painting this piece that was custom built by dufine years ago. it has taken some wear and tear over these past 20+ years but we are glad to bring new life to an old friend

Steve, Freehand 

Tightening the legs on this beautiful elephant stool which was stripped, had holes filled and sanded, nicks and dents repaired. Followed by a new stain and finish. This piece has a lot of detail and we are happy to help show such craftsmanship 

Step One: Melt the Aluminum 

Step One: Melt the Aluminum 

Step Two: Pour melted aluminum into cracks of wooden plank  

Step Three: Sand down the melted aluminum before it cools and takes form

Step Four: let the aluminum cool, harden and take shape of the inner workings of the woods crevices 

Sanding down a slab of walnut which will later feature silver  leafing on the live edge as well as melted aluminum to fill the cracks. The two pieces will connect and will serve as a desk or table. As always, this is a one-of-a-kind Dufine piece. 

Time to put the doors back on this cabinet after applying a new stain

Steve is applying a new stain to this three-level end table. A lighter stain will really help show the grain. 

Sanding down an old end table before applying a new stain

Step one: strip the old finish

Photography by Michael Chillemi