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Yes it's a camel footstool with its head removed. A simple and amusing repair.

This desk is very unique. It's a child's roll top desk that converts to a pump organ.
I was told that it was custom made for the owner of the roll top desk company.
He then gave it to his daughter as a gift.

A customer dropped off a painted bed frame and said it was 4th-generation family piece. Thinking about how many times I had heard that possible truth many times before, I said, "That's interesting. I'll give you a call after it's stripped and we can select a color."

A few days later, after the aqua paint had been removed, I picked up one of
the bed rails and noticed
an imprint on one of the bed hooks.

I cleaned it a bit and saw the stamping-
"O Robinson pat Dec. 28 1858 Rochester".
The bed was solid walnut with nice beaded molding.

1858 was the year of the Lincoln /Douglas debates. Could Lincoln have slept here? The timeline is right. Makes for a good story and the customer was thrilled.

This table top was constructed with a thin veneer of pine. It had been sanded through in one spot so badly that touchup work would need to be creative. With the customers consent we tried something different. We carved a small area out of the table top to simulate the texture of a knot. We then painted a pine knot over the blemish. The faux knot was so obvious no one would ever notice.

This drop leaf table was missing one leaf. We created a new one and then aged it to blend with the rest of the table.

Black marks, water spots and dents.

It's not often that we are allowed to damage furniture in order to restore it.

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This has to be the ultimate adjustable recliner. You can read, work on your lap top, eat on the tray, and sleep in it. All you need is your remote control. Both trays are interchangeable or completely removable in seconds. A very creative design.

Wings of Midas?

Restoration has it's limits!

This web site was designed and built on a 2004 iMac computer.
You can see it sitting on the fully restored Eastlake desk from 1904.
The desk originally sold for $28.00.
Today it would be priced around $2,500.

font & center

One customer's dog felt threatened by the wooden dog at home. Solution? Bite off its nose.
Two hours later, the nose is patched,
touched up and ready to return home
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