Repair and Refinishing Services
Free estimates available for Antique repairs.
Many antiques are repairable for a reasonable cost. Most of us, at one time or another, have paid $10 for a rickety antique, falling in love with its old-time charm, if only it didn't wobble so much. I offer perfect restorations for more valuable items, or "budget-fixes", like tightening joinery or refinishing. Bring that musty dresser, table or chair out of the basement and breathe new life into it.
Pie Crust Table
A table who's finish was long neglected, having deep water rings and peeling varnish, was refurbished to a lustrious, warm and natural glow with the help of traditional amber shellac. Shellac is an excellent water-vapor barrier, which slows wood movement while providing the perfect color match to this table's legs. Top-coated with a satin poly-urethane, it will now withstand more abuse than its original finish.
This quaint little bench has a storage space under the seat, which collapsed and needed structural attention. Portions of the bench were taken apart and re-assembled, adding some extra support where necessary. Once again, the bench is fully functional and will last many years, instead of going in the trash.
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