This Walnut Bed had to be stripped to bare wood, sanded and bleached. The client wanted a lighter color and the natural walnut color was too dark. I received a letter of appreciation after delivery:
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
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