The photos at left are refinished pieces dating from the late 1800's. After removing layers of grime and paint, this is what was underneath. The wash stand is made from hard maple. The rocking chair is of quarter-sawn white oak. The leather seat had to be replaced.
Once the dirt and paint were stripped, it is wonderful to look at the woodworkers skill of years gone by. To restore pieces such as these and have them grace the warmth of the home is certainly worth the effort. They are ready to be used for another 100 years.
These are just a small sampling of pieces I have restored for clients.
Refinished late 1800's to early 1900's mantel clock.
Table being finished in the shop.
A little bit about myself. I am a 62 year old retired arborist who went from caring for live trees to caring for the trees product, "wood". I've always enjoyed woodworking. After retiring in 2005, I opened my shop. I work alone and see your project from start to a finished piece. All my work is satisfaction guaranteed. I do not make kitchen cabinets. I use a mix of solid lumber and furniture grade plywood or medium density fibre core panels. No particle board is used. As a result it makes for a superior and far better product than you'll find in most stores. I can work from your design and ideas to my design. You can choose the wood, stain, paint and finish. You may have it constructed from the shops wood inventory or you can certainly supply the wood of your choice.