These nice Baker end tables were scratched and dented with a worn out finish. Here I show the process of stripping and refinishing this wooden table. This is a museum quality piece that was originally finished in a dark stain. But I take it down to bare wood and then apply a new finish that brings out the natural beauty of the oak. The client wrote me this letter of appreciation after taking delivery of the refinished tables:Mark, I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for the multiple jobs you have done extremely well for us. My wife and I have entrusted you with a number of pieces of our furniture that you have repaired and/or restored with a uniformly high level of expertise. You have consistently gone “above and beyond” when it comes to doing the work to standards that are clearly “museum quality.” It is refreshing, but sadly rare, to find a craftsman with both a real passion for their work and such a high level of skill. This combination is not often found in the modern service trades. We would highly recommend you to anyone seeking “old world craftsmanship” at a reasonable cost. Please feel free to use us as a reference and, once again, thank you for all of your hard work and expertise.
Regards, Steve L. Ellyson, PhD & Carol A. Olson, JD
June 17, 2015
Here is the Project Gallery so you can see the progression of the work. This gallery includes a scan of the original letter from the client.