Red Barn Services

Furniture Repair, Refinishing, Restoration


110% Satisfied

I looked long and hard for someone to refinish my table. 110% satisfied. Could not have purchased a piece any nicer.

Merry Ann Cutler – Fuquay Varina, NC – Dec. 7, 2013

Looks like an heirloom

When I took my bargain secretary desk to Matt, it didn’t look like much! After he repaired, painted and distressed it for me, it now looks like an heirloom. I am very happy with Matt’s work, and would definitely use Red Barn Services in the future

Leslie Finley – Angier, NC

Could not have been more pleased

My husband and I recently bought a very old home in historical Camden, SC and I was really wanting to give our furniture a new look. However, with all of the money put into our new home our funds were limited. So, rather than buying new pieces of furniture we decided to give the furniture we already had a new look. After several days of “Googling” I came across Red Barn Services. Matt Ward painted and distressed our old bedroom furniture giving it a shabby chic look for our new home. The cost was reasonable and I could not have been more pleased with the work he did. It was exactly what I had asked for and more…just beautiful!!

Jessica Farber Baker – Camden, SC

A rare combination of talent, knowledge and passion

Matt’s knowledge of antiques, his respect for the wood and his attention to detail were so evident in the care that he gave my chairs. Taken from our barn after years of neglect, Matt brought these family pieces back to museum quality and our daughter was delighted to receive, “not the crusty old hand-me-downs” from the barn, but elegant, period chairs that are the centerpiece of her dining room. Matt is the ultimate craftsman, the rare combination of talent, knowledge and passion. I’ll be coming back to N.C. in September and hope to see you again, Best wishes

Sally Newbold – Cornish, N.H.

EXCEEDED our expectations!

I had a dining room table that was ruined by nail polish remover & amateur attempts to correct the accident. After getting several expensive quotes from other wood experts, I called Matt & I knew almost immediately that he would do a wonderful job & was reasonably priced. All I can say is that he met & EXCEEDED our expectations! Matt has a passion for his craft & people who have a passion for their work usually put their heart & soul into it. My table actually looks better than it did BEFORE the accident!!! If you are looking for someone who will care for your furniture as much as you do & don’t want to have to take out a 2nd mortgage, please contact Matt.

Gail V. Summerville – Raleigh, NC – Sept. 8, 2012

Fair prices and great work!

I highly recommend Matt for any of your furniture needs.

Colby Jackson – Apex, NC – Jan. 31, 2013

The eye of an artist

Matt is a gifted craftsman and has the eye of an artist. We just moved into a new house and I was wringing my hands over two family pieces that had been in outdoor storage for several years and were in pretty bad shape. My interior designer recommended Matt. Upon meeting him I was impressed with his knowledge of furniture and antiques. It was immediately evident that he is meticulous about his work and would put great care into the pieces. He refinished them beautifully without changing their character. Matt does such a great job and his prices are so reasonable. I thank the designer who recommended him every time I see her.

Jill Ledford Cheek – Chapel Hill, NC

A skilled craftsman

Matt’s work is above and beyond our expectations. He is truly a skilled craftsman.

Michael Breslin – Holly Springs, NC – June 14, 2016

Professionalism and Integrity

On behalf of our church, I want to express our appreciation for the outstanding job you did in providing the two kneeling benches for us that matched the existing one. Thank you for your diligence in locating the supplier of the same specialized grapevine molding, and for your excellent woodworking craftsmanship to both construct and apply a matching finish such that all three look the same. We appreciate your attention to the uniqueness of our project, and for your professionalism and integrity.

Jay Brown – Windborne United Methodist Church – Raleigh, NC


Matt is a truly gifted craftsman – meticulous attention to detail. Works efficiently and with great skill. I was amazed with the 3 pieces he reworked for me. Highly recommend!!

Melinda Smith Knowles – Raleigh, NC – July 12, 2013

Delightful to work with! Amazing craftsman!

I contacted Matt to create a unique piece of furniture to display various native North Carolina crystals and minerals found by my father. Matt created a beautiful piece with faceted points to highlight the shapes of the crystals inside. He also used beautiful heart pine wood. The finished product was perfect and it greatly exceeded my expectations. I love the piece more each time I look at it.

Ashley Perkinson – Raleigh, NC