Indian Wells furniture restoration

French Marble Top End Table

by Mark Fry |November 3, 2015 |0 Comments | Refinishing, Restoration | , , , ,

Indian Wells furniture restoration by Museum Quality Restoration Services

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

Lacquer Painted Finish - Hand Glazed.

Hand Glazed Finish

by Mark Fry |October 31, 2015 |0 Comments | Refinishing | , , ,

Lacquer Painted Finish – Hand Glazed

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Wouks HiBoy Maple Dresser

High Boy Maple Dresser Refinished for Herman Wouks Estate

by Mark Fry |October 2, 2015 |0 Comments | Refinishing | , , ,

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

Wouks LoBoy Maple Dresser

Herman Wouks Estate Maple Low Boy Dresser

by Mark Fry |October 2, 2015 |0 Comments | Refinishing | , ,

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

1900s Mahogany Chippendale Chairs [VIDEO]

by Mark Fry |August 10, 2015 |0 Comments | Videos | , , ,


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

Cherry Wood Writing Desk

Cherry Writing Desk Refinish

by Mark Fry |August 9, 2015 |0 Comments | Refinishing | , , ,

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

Baxley Home Wood Finishing

The Baxley Home – a wood finishing project

by Mark Fry |August 4, 2015 |0 Comments | Refinishing | , , , , ,

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:

1/23/06

“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.

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Palm Springs furniture restoration

Vintage Dresser Restoration

by Mark Fry |June 23, 2012 |0 Comments | Restoration | , , ,

Palm Springs furniture restoration by Museum Quality Restoration Services

A Palm Springs furniture restoration project.  This vintage dresser had to be stripped to bare wood, repaired and refinished. read more

Restored Original Finish On Dresser.

Restored Original Finish Dresser

by Mark Fry |November 23, 2011 |0 Comments | Refinishing | , ,

Stripped & Restored Original Finish on Antique Dresser. read more

Regency Wing Back Chair Legs 01

Refinished Regency Wing Back Chair Legs

by Mark Fry |November 23, 2011 |0 Comments | Refinishing | , , ,

Stripped & Refinished Regency Wing Back Chair Legs. read more