Starting off with original antique furniture in various states of condition. I remove all upholstery and springs, which usually reveal areas in need of repair.
95 % of the time, the furniture is completely disassembled, again which reveal cracked wood or broken dowels. Sanding, stripping, re-doweling and repairs are made prior to reassembling.
Once the piece is ready for assembly, we use a high strength two part epoxy that is used to glue and clamp the furniture overnight. This creates furniture that is solid for many years.
Finishing involves, staining, varnishing and a coat of wax to preserve the finish.
Seat springs are replaced by framing and High Density Foam, when upholstered create a firm and comfortable seat.
Upholstery is chosen to fit the era of the furniture.
I do all of the repairs, gluing, finishing and upholstery myself.
This is a hobby, not a business, so quality is what I strive for.
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This web site is only a tool for me to use, to show you my hobby. So bear with me, while I give you some insight on what I am proficient at.
To follow is a brief description of the process for bringing original pieces back to their beauty and function.