This Indian Wells furniture restoration project, was to completely restore the original finish on a French marble-top end table. The work was done by antique restoration expert Mark Fry of Museum Quality Restoration Services. read more
A refinishing project for a bedroom set of two dressers and a nightstand, this post shows the process for the High Boy dresser. Both dressers had been painted white but were originally of beautiful maple wood, and the paint was old, faded and chipped. read more
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. read more
A slideshow about how I refinished two Chippendale chairs to match the rest from the set. Here is a transcript of the owner’s letter of appreciation:
“Dear Mark, The purpose of this letter is to thank you for the wonderful job you did restoring our antiques and color matching [perfectly] for the dining chairs you refinished. read more
This cherry wood writing desk was scratched, stained from spills and worn, the client asked me to refinish the top. Afterwards she wrote me this review about all the furniture I restored for her.
“Recently, I had the good fortune to find Mark Fry from Museum Quality Restoration Services. He has put his talent to work on some of my family heirlooms and recovered their beauty. My grandmother’s small desk was reborn and it was amazing to see a familiar piece come alive. Mark also worked on my desk and restored the writing surface, it is now a pleasure to work there. read more
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.
A Palm Springs furniture restoration project. This vintage dresser had to be stripped to bare wood, repaired and refinished. read more