2019 (via google reviews & Homestars) - 

We are thrilled with our”new” dining room set! Originally, it was a pink pickled finish so popular in the 90″s. Now it’s a rich dark wood finish, very modern and sophisticated. The workmanship is fantastic! Thanks Michael and your team!

R. Callaghan


Michael refinished our 30 year old Rosewood table and did an outstanding job. He was a pleasure to work with, did what he said he would do and did it on time. I would highly recommend him.

Homestars Private User


2017 (via google reviews)

Amazing Service and quality! I needed a table leg replicated, for my wife’s dining room set and they delivered! It was a real marriage saver! Thank You and definitely recommend!

S. Serjeant



2016 - We were very pleased with Michael’s service and his work.  Michael is very professional and reliable.  His refinishing of our tired oak kitchen table and chairs and our old occasional table was excellent and done in a very timely manner.  We would highly recommend Michael and his staff at Sandra Dee Furniture Refinishing.
Sheila and Clyde
Family Chair Refinishing & Reupholstery - A hand written thank you note we received in the mail


After shot of the chair and the thank you card

After shot of the chair and the thank you card

Once again, Pat & I would like to thank you and your staff very much for the great job you did on my family’s chair.


The seat covering is perfect. It is a pleasure to sit on the seat and not feel sunk down.


Many Thanks,

Pat & Marla




Aging Cabinets Repaired

Dear Michael,


Not long ago, my wife and I experienced some issues with our kitchen cabinet doors breaking, splitting and wearing down from normal use and age. Since we rent the home we currently live in, replacing these doors or upgrading the cabinetry was not an option. Our landlord requested that we try to find someone who can repair them in such a way that they looked like they were original – AND keep it affordable.


Michael, you were our first choice to contact, and we didn’t need to look any further. After telling you our situation, yhou came to our place to see the issues for yourself and offered us several choices that you could pursue to restore our cabinets back to the way they were.


To our absolute amazement, you not only restored our cabinets back to looking like they were all original, but made them better and stronger than they ever had been before. I’m sure they will probably outlast the life of the entire house!


Thank you for all your hard work and your attention to detail – taking the time to make something old all new again. I consider it a privilege to recommend you and your business to all my family, friends, colleagues and clients. You can be assured that in the future, you are not only our first choice – you are the ONLY choice.



Mark Cummings


Dear Sandra,


This is a somewhat belated ‘Thank You’ note for all the wonderful work you did for us recently:


We love the new look you’ve given to our dining room table… it has a total ‘wow’ factor that it never had before.

The repair work that you did on our fridge door panels and on the various drawers and molding in the kitchen also looks fabulous…how you matched that color we will never know….


It really was a pleasure dealing with yourself and your staff and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to others who want similar restoration and refinishing work done. In fact, I hope you can do some more work for us in the not too distant future.


Enjoy the summer weather.


Kind Regards,




Sandra’s Magictestimonial3
“I can hardly believe my eyes! ”
“Is that really ours?”
“I didn’t recognize it!”

“All are exclamations we have uttered in surprise and delight when you, Sandra, have worked your magic on several old pieces of furniture. How we wish we had to gone to you years ago with our dark, dull family treasures. We didn’t realize how bad some of them were until they returned looking like new! Have we been pleased with your service? Without a doubt!

· You return pieces when you say you will.
· You always have time to share our delight in the work you and your team have done.
· You give an honest opinion of which pieces may be worth refinishing and which are not. (See FAQ.)
· You honour your estimates and, if a piece takes less time than anticipated, you adjust your fee accordingly.
· You take the time to examine each piece carefully and explain clearly the work that is required.
· And, most importantly, the pieces seem to talk to you and you listen to what they say!

Thank you, Sandra, so very much. ”

Jim and Cathy Welch

2018 (via google reviews)

We have a beautiful secretarial desk that was passed down to us. But this sentimental piece of furniture needed some TLC. I’m so glad we came across Sandra Dee! From the get-go, the experience has been nothing but positive and the outcome even better! The care and attention to detail was very reassuring plus the desk is just beautiful! Thank you to Michael and his team!!

L. Gray


Great work done refinishing a mid-century teak buffet I inherited from my parents. They were able to remove some of the stains that had been there for a long time. The feel of the wood now is so nice and smooth. It was great working with Michael. Very pleasant to deal with and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

A. Roberto


Had 2nd Thoughts Until Delivery – 2015

We recently had Michael refinish our dining room hutch to change the colour to a dark finish. I must say that I was not in favour of getting this work done as the hutch was perfectly fine the way it was.Michael and his team did a great job and I was impressed with their attention to detail and the care shown for the hutch and the finished product. The hutch looks fabulous and our friends and neighbours ask if it is new.One neighbour was so impressed that she decided to reduce the colour of her dining room furniture. If you decide to have Michael and his team refinish your furniture you will not be disappointed. Thanks again Michael. Keep up the great, caring work.


Dave DiMartile

Your Loving Care
Dear Ms. Dee,

This note is intended to sound as our voice of appreciation for the project you had just completed for us.As we have previously mentioned, we had consulted others prior to our good fortune of meeting you. A number of suggestoins to restore and redesign our large, high antique armoire that we were unable to accommodate in our new home included impractical solutions as well as prohibitive charges.

At the very outset of viewing the wardrobe in question, you were able to arrive at a solution in reducing the dimensions and the height and yet retain the integrity, beauty and usefulness of the piece.

We have been most impressed with your inventiveness, imagination, pursuit of perfection and interest in taking up the challenges of this assignment. Consequently, we wish to express our satisfaction in your excellent workmanship and obvious caring in restoring fine furniture. As well, it has been a distinct pleasure and a learning experience for us to discuss this complex project with you along the way to its completion.

We look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future, with reference to several other pieces of furniture in need of your loving care.

Eva Hardy Horivitz, Pickering

The Uncle’s Rocker

“When we found this rocking chair it was covered in green paint and was falling apart. When I came to pick it up at Sandra’s shop I could not believe that it was the same chair! It had previously been left in our basement, but It will now have a new place in our home.”

Stephen Williams

Grandma’s Tea Wagon
“I was extremely pleased with Sandra’s refinishing of my Tea Wagon. It belonged to my grandmother and was part of my childhood but after 70 years, showed the wear of time. Sandra repaired and refinished the tea wagon to perfection.”Patricia, Pickering resident

A Happy Customer – 2015testimonial6

“It was a pleasure doing business with Sandra. My oak table and chairs were restored to their original beauty. I will definitely recommend her business to others. I am a very happy customer.”

G. Bilton, Ajax

A Colleague’s Praise

“Dear Sandra:

I have been making furniture for 15 years.

My pieces include:

· a complete bedroom suite in solid oak – triple dresser with mirrors, single dresser, hutch, and 2 night tables
· a cherry sleigh bed and matching night tables
· a cherry bookcase
· a birch curio cabinet
· two custom design oak wall units
· a cherry coffee table with matching end table

All of these pieces, plus others, were taken to you for refinishing.

You are very good at suggesting the appropriate finish for the pieces that I bring. The result is a very professional looking finish on every piece.

You have done an excellent job at a very reasonable cost. I would highly recommend your services to anyone.”

J. Brian Jeppesen, Whitby