30507 Potomac Way,
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622


Monday—Friday:  8:00AM–4:30PM

Saturday:  By Appointment Only

About Schoenbauer Furniture Service, Inc.

Four generations of the Schoenbauer family have built a company known coast to coast for superior workmanship and top quality customer service for the Repair, Restoration, Refinishing of furniture and art objects of all types, from fine antiques and family heirlooms to contemporary pieces and executive office furniture.

Schoenbauer in the News

All In the Schoenbauer Family

November 15, 2018
Charlotte Hall Furniture Restoration Business Finds Its Workmanship in Demand Across the

At Schoenbauer Furniture Service, It’s All In The Family

January 23, 2018
Bill Schoenbauer’s family has been in the business of restoring furniture for a long, long time. He represents the fourth generation of Schoenbauers to work in furniture restoration. “My great-grandfather was a cabinet builder who came over to the states and got into the furniture restoration

Schoenbauer Furniture Service Celebrates 25 Years of Making Sawdust

August 22, 2017
The Schoenbauers are celebrating 25 years of sawdust and the smells of turpentine, stains and varnishes this year. The St. Mary’s family business, Schoenbauer Furniture Service in Charlotte Hall, is celebrating its silver anniversary, though the family’s involvement with wood furniture goes

Restoring the Past

July 16, 2017
It began as a little repair shop with one account in the garage of Bill Schoenbauer III’s Waldorf home in 1990 and has grown into one of the preeminent furniture restoration facilities in the world. Now employing more than 30 skilled craftsmen and their apprentices in-house and 676

Making Everything Old Look New Again

January 16, 2017
Schoenbauers restore all types of furniture. The $10,000 vase from the Finnish embassy arrived at Schoenbauer Furniture Service in about 20 pieces. It left reassembled and looking new. That’s just one of the many services the artisans at Schoenbauer perform on a daily basis. You name it, they

Refinishing Great-grandmother’s Oak Rocker

August 1, 2016
Q: Years ago, my mother stripped most of the old finish off my great-grandmother’s oak rocker. I would love to have it refinished. In addition, some of the glued joints are loose. Any suggestions on where to go and on how much refinishing to do? -Silver Spring A: Because most of the old finish

How to Refinish a Teak Laminate Table

June 6, 2016
Q: We have a 30-year-old teak laminate table from Scan that I’d like to refinish. The surface is dry, water-stained and generally neglected. Because it is laminate and not solid teak, I worry about damaging the top layer. Can I take fine-gauge steel wool to it and then re-oil it? -Arlington

Repairing Finish on a Danish Modern Table

October 16, 2015
Q: This Danish modern table once had an oil finish, but after soot damage from a house fire, it was refinished with an unknown hard, shiny finish. Recently, a trivet failed to protect it from a hot pan that left these scars between the trivet’s ribs. Any idea what finish would respond to this

How to Fix a Broken Barstool

July 1, 2015
Q: One of our wooden barstools fell over and the wooden arm snapped and broke apart. We glued it back together with wood glue but we are afraid it will not hold if someone puts weight on it. It is part of a set and the chair is no longer manufactured. Is there a way to securely strengthen the

How to Restore a Mid-century Storage Cabinet

July 30, 2014
Q: I have an old Paul McCobb storage cabinet that my parents bought back in the early ’50s and delivered to my husband and me after we moved into our first house in the early ’80s. It held no significance for me, other than being a piece from my childhood that provided good storage, until The

Where to Repair: Washington’s Best-loved Repair Shops

October 9, 2013
If a leg breaks off a dining room chair, a puppy chews a hole in the rug, a sewing machine jams or a grandfather clock stills, there are people in the Washington area who can help. Although many things in homes today seem to be disposable, there are still lots of possessions both old and new that

51st Annual – Washington Home & Garden Show

March 14, 2010
Schoenbauer Furniture Service participated in the 51st Annual Washington Home & Garden Show on March 12-14, 2010. Our extra hard work designing and building two display booths awarded us with 1st Place Blue Ribbons for Best in Show for both displays. We joined other companies, such as Pottery