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Woodworking News And Information

We get calls every week from all over the country asking if we can do special restorations.  These inquiries range from  fire damaged contemporary furniture to restoring the wooden dash from an antique automobile .  My answer to them is, “if it is wood, we can restore it 99% of the time”.  We have been in business for over 25 years and have found few pieces we could not restore to as new condition.
 
 

Our web site is generating lots of interest, so we have decided to share with you some of our special projects.  We will show you some of the challenges of the project, how we restored it, and give you some of the history about the piece.  Antiques are usually beautiful works of art in themselves, but to know  the history behind it can make it more appealing and desirable. 

We will also try to keep you informed about trade shows, new wood working products and other wood working information. Be sure to come back to visit often.

Fred

Chair Caning Video

 


 

Small woodworking classes have become quite popular in the Athens area.  Several of the local craftsmen and beginners get together, sometimes and our shop and sometimes at other shops around town to discuss new woodworking techniques or new products.  Today’s class was held at McLean’s Refinishing and the subjects of discussion were wood glues and wood moisture content.  Click here for the rest of the story...

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia  Fire Department Table

firetable2200firetable120003This table has been used by the Athens-Clarke County , Georgia  Fire Dept. since 1890. It is located at Fire Hall #1 ( headquarters) .  This is their main dinning hall table.  It is used everyday and is the center piece for all of their meetings , meals, breaks, kids birth day parties, etc.

The table is 9' long and 60" wide. circa 1890,   It is made of quarter sawn White Oak or "Tiger Oak"  Notice the large yellow rays in the wood.  That's where the wood gets it nick name "Tiger Oak".  The table needed to be completely restored.  It had several cracks in the top from 110 years of everyday use.   Every board in the table was split open, edge joined, and re-glued.  The firemen were extremely proud to get the restored table back home
and put into use for the next 100 years.

It was a real pleasure to be a part of this project and to work with Athens-Clarke's finest.

 Church Pew Upholstery And Pew Refinishing

If your church needs all it’s pews refinished, we recommend Suburban Church Supply.  Suburban Church Supply is a great company and can refinish your prews in as little as one week.  See Pew Refinishing at the Suburban Church Supply web site or call Bo Johnson at 1-800-962-2698.
 

 

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