The Back Dorr

 Upscale Resale Furniture & Custom Finishes

 Family First

We have been rescuing furniture since 2012. Joni started out with a passion that turned into a hobby that turned into a family business: The Back Dorr. We are a true family business, we have no employees, the shop is both owned and operated by Joni, Dave and the grown up kids

Furniture Finds

At The Back Dorr, we invite well-constructed pieces into the 21st century with professional repairs, a fresh finish, and updated details. Come visit our Merrifield, VA warehouse to find future family heirlooms, create conversation pieces, and celebrate the solid-wood craftsmanship of a bygone era.


Get Your Furniture Fix

The Back Dorr offers a variety of furniture selection and services, from upholstery and recovering to repainting and repairs.

Vintage Furniture Finds

You find. We finesse.

Explore our ever-changing inventory in our Merrifield warehouse and have your new(ish) furniture tailored to your tastes.

Custom Painting and Staining

Brush up on the good stuff.

Fall in love with your furniture again with a fresh coat of milk or chalk paint. You won’t believe the difference!

We (re)Finish What You Started…

Bring Us your half -finished projects.

When life happens, fun DIY furniture projects…sometimes don’t. Take them off your To Do List and into our workshop.


Upholstery Services

We have you covered.

Free your furniture from stains, rips, and bad taste with new fabric and a new lease on life.



Get your furniture fix.

From cracks to broken legs, we can repair, revive, and repurpose your favorite furniture.

Build-to-Suit Furniture

Design Your Own Heirlooms

From harvest tables to benches and headboards, we can build furniture to your specifications.

I love this place! So darling and full of unexpected gems. The owner, Joni, is so friendly and willing to help. She has restored all these unique pieces and they are painted beautifully. If you are looking for well priced, charming and unique furniture, this is the place for you.
— Christy L.

We have classes!

Want to learn how to upholster? Have the project, but not the space or the supplies? Need to get out of the house?

Our classes cover all the bases and the basics.

Spent the day in a painting class with Joni today, and I learned so much!! Can’t wait to start my next project! Thanks for such a great day!!
— Spring B., Facebook Review 
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“Every piece of furniture we work with has a story…

Whether it’s been handed down for generations or getting a new chapter in our workshop. Every person and piece that comes through our doors is on a bit of an adventure, and I’m thrilled to bits to be a part of it.”

Joni Foerter, Owner of The Back Dorr

 Brushing Up: Colorful Words from the Workbench

Lots of hidden (and right in front of your face) treasures. Whether you want perfectly polished pieces, something restored or DIY projects, Joni is the passionate expert at the helm.
— Monica L., Facebook Review

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