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Repair & Restoration

Antique rocking chair restoration, with upholstery performed by Centennial Upholstery in Winchester, VA. January 2022

Restoration of client cabinet. This took a lot of effort but the results were worth it! September, 2018

This large antique quartersawn red oak table came to us with a well-worn veneered top, and three leaves built with plywood that was 1/8" thinner than the table top halves. Carefully sanding the veneered top to remove many of the dings, divots, and scratches, we then built three new, solid wood leaves of the proper size, and added the rope molding on the aprons. Finishing was a three step process: two applications of an aniline dye, followed by an oil-based stain, followed by six coats of polyurethane. With proper care this table will last another 100 years. We enjoyed this repair and restoration project! January, 2015.

The table with three new leaves installed.

Table and leaves finished.

Antique high chair partially stripped of paint as dropped off by the client in the shop. Note broken tray. October, 2014.

Antique high chair, fully repaired and restored. October, 2014.

Retrofit of marble table tops. The original leg/pedestal assemblies were not scaled properly for the weight of the genuine marble tops; we remounted the marble onto solid walnut legs/pedestals, adding beauty and stability to the tables. October 2014.

A solid mahogany dresser from a customer in need of refinishing.

Both the drawers and the surface of the dresser need work.

Good as new! This "dresser rescue" delighted the client: "We are so pleased with the stunning re-finishing job Lighthouse Woodworking has done on this dresser passed down to us. This piece was not usable as the finish was completely off the top. Ron went over and above what we expected. The skilled attention to detail and care is obvious."