About Us

Suburban French Polishers were first established in 1997. We’re a father and son company with combined 70 years experience. We’re Fully Qualified Tradesmen and we specialise in all types of Furniture Restoration and Repairs. We’re Members of S.A. Furniture Polishers Association.

We have a passion to make your furniture look as good as it possibly can, all while trying to make sure is it done the traditional ways using methods that have been proven throughout the ages.
We are able to provide many finishes to your furniture from traditional hand polishing using shellac, to modern day lacquers and 2 pack polyurethanes.
Owner, Glen Dwiar has over 20 years experience in the trade having started his apprenticeship in 1995. He is a 2nd generation restorer having learned his craft from his father Greg. Although now retired Greg still comes in to help when needed and to continue passing on his knowledge.
We also many connections to other great craftsmen including cabinet makers, upholsterers, furniture designers, wood turners etc.

What Clients Say

We are very fortunate to have formed excellent partnerships with many of our clients. And we’ve formed more than just working relationships with them; we have formed true friendships. Here’s what they’re saying about us.

Excellent workman ship. After they have finnished working on your furniture it will look brand new.
Friendly and very owner.
Have a look at my outside settings photo below. I’m 100 % happy with how it looks.

Glen did an outstanding job on my chairs. The finish feels like silk! They were done on time, within my budget, and with a smile. I highly recommend his work.

We had an amazing job done by these guys on a cabinet that we had updated to match our current furniture, not only was the finished product a perfect match but it was done within a fairly tight time frame . Thanks

One of the best things about that first contact with a company you’ve never dealt with before is the manager/owner operator who not only talks to you, but listens to what you’re saying. Suburban French Polishers’ Glen Dwiar did that AND he followed up AND he stepped beyond that to help me find the solution ..
.. AND.. we’re barely into the start of the new business year.
Job done. I am impressed.
If you have beautiful timber furniture whether antique or reproduction, whatever its finish, and you need any restoration or repair you will be more than satisfied with the advice and the job by Glen, Greg, Charles and the team.
I say “Thank you Suburban French Polishers for your Experience, Advice and Care for my beautiful heirloom pieces.

Glen is one of Adelaide’s finest polishers ! Exceptional attention to detail and old fashioned service with a smile !