About Acorn

About Acorn French Polishing

The Acorn French Polishing business started 20 years ago, providing French Polishing services for the local carpenter and antique furniture community in Hertfordshire.

Due to the quality of work we provided for clients such as Harrods, our reputation grew. As a result, we began working further afield, across the Home Counties and North London. Consequently, we expanded and modernised our workshop to provide new Services; paint and lacquer spray finishing for bespoke fitted kitchen,  furniture restoration, and bespoke furniture.

We grew the Acorn workshop team in order to sustain our quality as our client list grew. We’ve been trusted with the building and restoration of furniture and flooring for Queenswood School, Frank Warren, Theo Walcott and Zoe Wanamaker amongst others.

Wood Restoration Services

Recent years have seen a boom in the demand for wood restoration and finishing. This situation will likely continue due to the nationwide focus on construction and renovation projects.

At Acorn, we use our expertise and skills to combine traditional French Polishing and wood restoration techniques with modern equipment.  This enables us to produce quality finishes at affordable prices.

Having dealt with diverse projects ranging from natural wood and paint finishes to creating bespoke hardwood furniture, to delicate antique restoration, we are uniquely qualified in our breadth of knowledge and skills.

Modern spray finishing
Traditional finishing
Creating and restoring bespoke furniture
Cabinet-making & joinery
Staircase restoration
Hardwood flooring

Custom-made bespoke furniture

Find your perfect English Oak dining table, Walnut sideboard, or Brown Oak coffee table with our bespoke furniture brand: The Old Stables Furniture Company.

For our Old Stables range, we design and create classic, premium-wood furniture, with traditional furniture-making techniques.

Our lifetime experience and professional training in furniture-making and wood finishing allow us to design, build, and finish all hand-made furniture to an extremely high standard.

You can view our Old Stables Furniture brand here; Bespoke Furniture

Local business

At Acorn, our roots run deep, and our guiding light is the same as it was when we started 20 years ago. We remain entrenched in the local Hertfordshire community and encourage and maintain partnerships with other local businesses.