Best of Boston

1997 Best Furniture, Restoration

Burma Design Antique Restoration

You finally got up the nerve to invite your boss over for dinner, and while she may be a whizbang at corporate finance, she doesn’t seem to know what a cocktail napkin is for. When you discover a large water stain on the cocktail table where her glass rested, you can either demand a raise or call Burma Design. These are the people Skinner turns to when an antique needs a face-lift. The workshop is a wonderland of wounded soldiers from Granny’s attic, all awaiting resuscitation. The results are inspiring; if only we could be brought back to our former glory as easily.

285 Washington St., Somerville, 617-628-2666,