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Antique restoration

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30 per hour - - Posted Jan 06, 2017

Restore a wooden chair, small table, nightstand, or something similar in size. I will give you an estimate for the amount of time the job will take me when I see the item. I can't give you an estimate from photographs, even very good ones! Restoration includes fixing structural problems like instability and fractures, and cleaning and polishing. Can also build up shellac and reglue the piece when necessary. Period appropriate hardware and old wood are difficult to come by, and would have to be worked out on a case-by-case basis.

Training & Qualifications


I apprenticed for three months with an antiques conservator who himself did jobs for Sotheby's, Billy Joel, and the Kennedy White House. I have continued to pick up small jobs and sell the results on Craigslist pretty successfully. I do not use any noxious chemicals, and I preserve items' value by preserving their original finish where possible.

Availability & Preferences


Weekdays 9-2, weekends 4-6.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

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