Simon Van Der Cruyssen

We at Simon Van Der Cruyssen are a family run business which first established in 1981. Our expert team are able to cover all manner of French Polishing and Wood Refinishing to a wide variety of items from antique furniture to panelling and stairways. We can cater for clients across London and the Home Counties, especially in South West London and Surrey, undertaking all types of work such as: stripping, staining, colour matching and repolishing.

The business was first founded by Simon’s late father, master polisher Francis Henry Van Der Cruyssen (1917 – 1997). After Simon himself gained the City and Guilds qualification at the London College of Furniture, his father taught him the craft and guided him in the trade.

The work we typically do includes:

  • Panelling
  • Staircases
  • Handrails
  • All Types of Furniture
  • Doors – Interior and Exterior
  • Kitchen Worktops
  • Polishing of all New Wood Joinery
  • Traditional Shellac and harder-wearing Lacquer Finishes

With our wealth of knowledge and experience, our expertise extends to any and all types of wood including: Ash, Oak, Yew, Pine, Walnut, Mahogony, Teak, Rosewood, Maple, Cherry, Beech, Iroko, and Wenge.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us for further information on any of our services – we would love to hear from you! Alternatively you can visit our social media page to hear about our latest projects, news and deals.

Or you can read some of our reviews on Yell or Google where we have a rating of 100%!!!

“Simon worked on our staircase, oak beams and wood panelling as part of our renovation project. When he was giving us a quote, he helpfully french polished a small section of our staircase to give us an idea of how it would look and explained how he would carry out the work. The quote itself was realistic and he carried out the work to a great standard; we are very delighted with the end results. Simon is a very friendly man who is clearly passionate and knowledgeable about his craft. I would highly recommend him.” By Verity Tombleson

“Our large 3 piece mahogany table sadly had a deep gouge that needed repairing quite badly and it also had many scratches on it too. Simon brought our table back to its former glory with no signs of the bad damage at all. He is a true craftsman!!!” By Tony Wood

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