365 New Orleans: Cousins Restoration


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Born and raised in New Orleans, Robbie Cousins has been woodworking since his days at Bonnabel High School. Every time he was disruptive in class, he was sent to the shop class. This started his career path in furtinure restoration.

His sister’s boyfriend had a gallery in the French Quarter and always told him if he needed a job, he could work there. Robbie took him up on it and it paved the way for where Cousins Restoration is now.

Robbie is passionate about rejuvenating your family heirlooms. With 19 years of running Cousins Restorations, you can trust him with all of your wood furniture.



1. Tell me about Cousins Restoration. 

Cousins Restoration is a full-service antique furniture restoration company offering repair and refinishing craftsmanship. Specializing in hand carving, hand-rubbed finishes, and lacquer finishes. We also offer custom-built antique reproductions and modern furniture services.


2. How long have you been in business? 

Since 1999.


3. How do people find you online? 

Only on Facebook – it’s mainly word of mouth.


4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

It’s not as expensive as you think it is. People think it’s going to be thousands of dollars to repair grandma’s furniture, but it isn’t. All prices vary based on the job.


5. Lagniappe Info. 

We don’t have a showroom, but we do have items for sale. You can come by the shop and see what we have available.

The most common thing we do is veneer patching.

We provide free estimates. We make an appointment to come to your location and check out the item. If you want to move forward with restoring it, we pick up and deliver. Pickup and delivery are always free.


Stop by Cousins Restoration Monday thru Friday from 8am – 1pm. Saturday is by appointment only. Email Robbie directly at robbiecousins@yahoo.com


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