Repair and Restoration
Any wood furniture can be repaired with care and expertise. From kitchen chairs to dining room tables, to museum quality heirlooms. I do it all at a reasonable price. Customers receive a written bid that I only change if I begin the work and the project becomes Pandora's box. When that happens, I will call immediately. No surprises in the charges. Either bring the project to me (standard) or I can come to your home or storage unit to make the estimate. I usually only work in studio but will very occasionally work on-site.
Art Guitars / Acoustic finishes
Using dry artists pigment in shellac and sometimes, lacquer , I make fine art acoustic finishes. At about 100 hours per top, these "paintings" come in at 2mils thin! This process usually enhances the tops vibration and are often an improvement to the instruments sound. Luscious, functioning , fine art can be done on a favorite existing instrument or on one of my exceptional guitars, mandolins, etc.
Living in Pennsylvania gives me access to fantastic hardwoods in raw, slab form. Mostly available, are cherry and walnut but there many more species to chose from. Desks, tables,benches and more are both made to order or are ready to purchase. See whats currently available or call the studio for any special needs. I strive for excellence in design,materials, and craftsmanship.
I also restore paintings (mostly oil on canvas) and other art objects. Cleaning, patching holes, varnishing, in-painting and remounting on small to medium sized works are all done here at the studios. Also frame restoration and gilding are a specialty. Maintaining family portraits, is a must. Good stewardship of an artists hard work , is a responsibility.