My client Margo Baxley had her home remodeled in 2006, with all new cabinetry custom made by a cabinet shop, she wanted me to finish all the woodwork as she had been so pleased with my work before. All the pieces were hand finished and hand-rubbed in the workshop, the finish consisted of sealer coats, fine sanding, and then satin lacquer coats applied, hand rubbed and lemon oiled, reassembled and installed. The client wrote this letter for me:
“I have been asked for a recommendation for Mark Fry and his company – Museum Quality Restoration Services. I am pleased to do so without reservations.
Eight years after my original work at Margo Baxley’s home some of the woodwork had become water damaged in one of the bathrooms, and the rest of the finishes also needed a refresh. I was commissioned to restore the woodwork.
I was commissioned to strip the black paint from this dresser and give it a nice natural wood stain finish instead. Process: Strip black paint to bare wood and apply new hand rubbed finish. read more
Desert Hot Springs Furniture Refinishing by MQRS refinished this walnut desk
This antique walnut desk needed a full restoration of the finish to bring back it’s original glory. Follow along with the picture gallery below to see the steps required for this full antique restoration. All projects undertaken by Mark Fry of MQRS are fully documented in pictures like this. These photos help our clients to see the progress of their furniture restoration project. read more
Rosewood Gilded Bedroom Set Refinish
This rosewood bedroom set was painted green, it had to be stripped and re-finished to restore the Rosewood color and I re-gilded all the carvings. read more