This antique slant top desk is made of solid cherry and has 18 drawers, a lid with 2 supports, and a small door. The finish was faded and worn, and both sides had … [Read more...] about Slant Top Desk Restoration
Reconditioning Existing Finishes
Existing finishes reconditioned for vintage and antique furniture.
Reconditioning an existing finish is a technique that is done when polishing will not be enough to give desired results. It involves cleaning and lightly scuffing the finish, touch up and color work, and applying fresh coats of finish. It is usually done to avoid refinishing, and works well on antique furniture.
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Furniture with Existing Finishes Reconditioned by Scott Doyle
Restoration for this 18th century chest of drawers included: Replacing missing veneer.Re-gluing loose veneer.Re-gluing the bracket feet and their corner … [Read more...] about 18th Century Chest of Drawers Restoration
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 … [Read more...] about Larkin Desk Restoration
This mahogany desk was brought in for repairs, reconditioning, and leather replacement. To begin the project, the client choose a color, and gold tooling for the new … [Read more...] about Desk Leather Replacement
Restoring this bentwood chair involved: TighteningReconditioning the finishReplacing the cane seat Re-gluing was only required at the front legs where they attach … [Read more...] about Bentwood Chair Restoration
An extensive restoration for this 19th century daybed, but everything came out great.Some of the tasks involved: Shimmed the open shrinkage cracks on the panels.Re-glued … [Read more...] about French Empire Day Bed Restoration
This cedar chest is constructed of solid cedar wood and is mounted on Queen Anne style cabriole feet. Its restoration involved repairs and reconditioning of the … [Read more...] about Cedar Chest Restoration
This Eastlake cylinder desk was damaged during a house fire. It was covered with soot and some of the finish was chard and crackled from the heat of the fire. Service … [Read more...] about Eastlake Cylinder Desk Restoration
Restoration for this antique card table included repairs to the legs, veneer, and molding. The existing finish was also reconditioned. Once in the shop and placed on the … [Read more...] about Antique Card Table Repair