Our Projects - Start to Finish

Occasionally we like to document our efforts and show you, step by step, what goes into the restoration process. Below is a sampling of projects that we've photographed throughout the restoration and explained what's done as each piece is brought back to life.

19th Century Oak Rocker with Griffins

This is a late 19th century quarter sawn oak rocker with carved griffins.

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1942 Firestone Air Chief radio

Here's another project that might interest some, a 1942 Firestone Air Chief radio "The Cavalcade" model.

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Victorian era walnut dresser with original hardware and marble top

This is the most thorough photo documentation of a project I have undertaken to date. Although this project does not entail any greater degree of effort than most I wanted to use it as an opportunity to demonstrate the degree of effort required.  Most of my clients simply do not understand the level of effort and long littany of steps involved in a proper restoration effort.

So keeping that in mind I have documented every single process undertaken to bring this piece back to life.  This project was done using a conservation approach in order to maintain as much of the original finish of the piece as possible. I hope you enjoy it, that your patience and interests has you review the entire photo set, and that it helps the viewer to understand what it takes to do what we do.

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Video Projects

How To Remove Water Marks with White Toothpaste
How to Fix Dents in Wooden Furniture
Cleaning an Original Finish

My grandparents' 1931 floor radio looks better than new thanks to these folks. Rich did a fabulous job of revitalizing the cabinetry, replacing missing trim, and making all the damages "disappear." He even added some speaker fabric and a light inside to make the dial light up again. He also spruced up a small S&H Green Stamps shelf I had. Price was reasonable, work is excellent. Rich is a great guy. I will definitely take all future projects there!

- Debi W.