Who We Are

We are a family-owned company that has been active in the furniture business for over 120 years spanning five generations of the Shafner family.

We have been repairing, restoring, and refurbishing furniture for customers in Israel since 1999 and in the USA since 1898. Our family business, originally called Shafner’s Fine Furniture, was founded by our great, great-grandfather, Samuel Shafner, in New London, Connecticut. He started out refurbishing and selling second-hand furniture from his horse and wagon.

This fledgling business prospered over the years as Perry Shafner, Samuel’s son, as well as additional family members, joined. Perry’s son, Sholom, eventually took over the business and Sholom’s son, David, joined in 1977. 

In 2000, after 102 years in business, Sholom Shafner, Samuel’s grandson, retired and his son, David, after making Aliyah in 1998, found a niche for expert furniture repair for customers in Israel. Like his great-great grandfather, Samuel, David started out small, using a small shopping cart to fix his friends’ furniture in his neighborhood.   These friends had brought with them high quality furniture from the “old country” that now needed repair and required someone with the know-how and expertise to get the job done. Strong family ties combined with decades of experience working in the furniture field have established The Furniture Doctor as the leading furniture repair company in Israel.

The Furniture Doctor has earned an international reputation for high standards and professionalism keeping with the Shafner family values of excellent customer service and top-notch skill. We have thousands of very satisfied customers in Israel and the US for more than a century.

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