Category Archives: Antique furniture

17th Century wood carved statue of St Anne.

This is by far the oldest wood item we have restored. It is a family heirloom that our customer had inherited from her parents. She really wanted to display it again and have it rest in her home. Due to the fact we had never worked on such an item we were apprehensive and began […]

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Re-glue leg to an upright Piano.

This piano leg was damage during an across country move. The owners were upset to say the least. We were able to quickly repair the leg in their home and using precision repair fill techniques the join line was almost invisible. See our customer review below; 10/10 Deborah Robb On time, courteous, focused on getting […]

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Image enhancement without stripping & refinishing.

We were asked to repair and preserve two family heirlooms. The shelf unit had been kept next to an open fire so over the years it had built up dark layers of soot and wax that the family had used to finish the piece. We had to clean and remove the decades of buildup whilst […]

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Barrel Trunk Restoration-circa 1871

This has been the largest trunk restoration we have completed to date. Our customer wanted a restoration but also wanted us to retain the 100+ years of patina. We first set about hand cleaning the tin which had years of rust dirt and grim build up. We believe that the trunk also had fire damage […]

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Precision repair using epoxy putty.

This buffet foot was damaged during a recent move. Unfortunately the piece that broke off was lost in transit. The repair was completed On-site which meant the item could stay in the customers home meaning that would not be without it and prevented further damage by having to move it back and forth from a […]

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Trunk Restoration, back to bling!

Although our customer’s trunk was in relatively good condition the brief was to make it look pretty and glossy! There were precision repairs using epoxy putty fill techniques to the corner edges and a large crack to the top. The metal corner and edge protectors needed the old finish removed; we then added an Antique […]

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Colonial tiger oak table restoration.

Our customer had inherited her childhood family table. She explained that it was brought to New Mexico on a Conestoga wagon. The table was certainly showing its age and had significant damage to the finish after being stored in a garage for many years. The wood had shrunk leaving a noticeable gap where the table leaf joined and […]

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Spinning wheel restoration

  One of our customers wanted to get her spinning wheel restored. The front leg had broken off and two of the wheel spindles were also broken. We set about adding a dowel to the leg and had to actually lengthen the spindles so they could be glued back into the wheel. See the before […]

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Dry Climate vs Fine Furniture

How to beat New Mexico’s DRY weather! There can only be one winner! Dry conditions will always seek out to break down furniture’s finish and wooden structure. If wood dries out causing splits or cracks there is no going back! Dry Climate can destroy fine furniture by drying out the finish. If this occurs it can […]

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What to do if the moving company drops your Antique Love Seat!

This beautifully hand carved upholstered loveseat was dropped by the moving company as they were transporting it off the trailer. The owner was deeply upset as it had been in his family for decades. Luckily the solution to repair it was easy. He contacted the insurance company who had us go out to collect the […]

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