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Wouks LoBoy Maple Dresser

This was a refinishing project for two dressers and a nightstand, this post shows the process for the Low Boy dresser.  Both dressers had been painted white but were originally of beautiful maple wood, and the paint was old, faded and chipped.  The client wanted the dressers stripped and refinished, and any problems dealt with.  This one had to have a drawer re-glued as it was loose and the drawer guides had to be built up and restored so the drawers would work smoothly again.

The client wrote this letter for me –

Anyone looking to have their valuable and/or antique wooden furniture restored or repaired would do well to contact Mr. Mark Fry of Museum Quality Restoration Services. (

It is a rare thing indeed, especially nowadays, to find a genuine artisan; Mr. Fry’s skill, precision and attention to detail are truly outstanding. The results of Mark’s labor are so extraordinary, they must be seen to be believed. My tired mahogany-and-cherrywood dining set now has a brilliant glow… maybe even better than new. Our Biedermeier chairs are stronger and more beautiful than ever before. Also, his restoration of a battered and painted- over maple bedroom set was nothing short of miraculous; unsightly pieces of junk were transformed into magnificent heirlooms that will last for generations.

In addition to the work he did for me, Mr. Fry also restored several valuable antiques for my mother, Mrs. Herman Wouk.  In light of all which it is my great pleasure to highly recommend Mark Fry’s expertise. You will, I feel certain, be amazed and delighted with his work.

With gratitude and admiration, Iolanthe Woulff
July 11, 2015,

Here is the project gallery, please click on the images to expand and then use the arrows at the side to scroll through, an image of the original letter appears at the end of the gallery