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Furniture Restoration
Furniture Restoration

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This leg was beyond repair - it needed to be replaced
This upholstered chair had a broken back leg that looked like someone glued before, but it didn’t hold. It was broken right where the dowels connect it to the stretchers. Fitting and gluing it back together was not going to work this time. To avoid future…

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Gilt Display Case - Repair

This gilt frame used to display an antique hand fan had a broken bottom, and needed to be repaired. To begin, the glass and velvet lining was removed. The broken section and small pieces the client saved were then glued back together. One missing piece…
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The joints on this sofa were loose because some of the dowels were broken. To make the proper repairs, all the upholstery was removed. The frame was taken apart, and the broken dowels were drilled out and replaced with new. The frame was then re-glued,…
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Every now and then I’m asked to repair items other than furniture. Like this miniature replica of a 19th century stagecoach with four horses. This project included repairing the broken axles, re-attaching the wheels, and repairing a leg to one of the…
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This bookcase / desk is known as a Larkin Desk. It was manufactured by the Larkin Soap Company around the turn of the 20th century, and was sold through catalogs as the Chautauqua Desk. Restoration for this desk started with removing the beveled glass…
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The owner was having a difficult time stripping the paint from this desk, so she asked if I would take over the project. She wanted all the paint removed, and then have the desk refinished with a wood stained finish. I started by re-gluing the loose legs…
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This upholstered chair had a broken back leg that looked like someone glued before, but it didn’t hold. It was broken right where the dowels connect it to the stretchers. Fitting and gluing it back together was not going to work this time. To avoid future…
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This two tier clover shaped table had problems with lifting veneer, a stained finish, and loose legs. Restoration began with disassembling the brass gallery and tops. Then re-gluing the loose veneer and legs. Next, the table was stripped, sanded, stained,…
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Repairs to this antique walnut dresser included: Repairing the drawer runners – had deep grooves. Re-gluing loose joints throughout the case. Re-gluing loose veneer on the drawer fronts. Installing new corner blocks underneath – missing. The dresser was…
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