Wooden Trolly Car Restoration

Wooden Trolly Car Restoration

by Mark Fry |November 14, 2015 |0 Comments | Restoration, Sculpture | , , ,

Wooden Trolly Car Restoration

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Indian Wells antique restoration

Vintage 1950’s Neon Clock Restoration

by Mark Fry |November 10, 2015 |0 Comments | Restoration | , , , ,

Indian Wells antique restoration by Museum Quality Restoration Services

This Indian Wells antique restoration was a comprehensive restoration and repair project.  A vintage neon wall-clock from the mid-century modern era, this clock had tremendous sentimental value to the client.  My client wrote me this review as a letter of appreciation for the finished work:

I had an old wall clock, 65-years old.  It belonged to my father and hung on the wall of his shoe store for 35 years.  It had great sentimental value to me.  Unfortunately, it had moved several times and been in storage.  It was badly beaten up.  The glass was broken, hands bent, parchment type of lettering torn.  The only thing that worked was a neon bulb.  Mark Fry of Museum Quality Restoration was able to take the clock apart and restore the clock without touching the neon.  The glass was replaced, hands were replaced, but the most difficult was the translucent lettering from the 1950’s.   Mark detailed out several templates until he was able to reproduce an exact replica of “translucent” lettering.  He allowed the neon to shine through beautifully.  Now the clock hangs in my office and I look at the same time my father looked at 65 years ago.  Thank you Mark Fry.
Larry Brooks

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Oak Wood Bucket Repair.

Oak Wood Bucket Repair

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

Oak Wood Bucket Repair

This antique oak bucket was all in pieces and had to be reassembled and reglued. read more

Civil War Chest Restoration

Civil War Chest on Chest Restoration

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

Custom 1800’s Civil War Chest on Chest Design.

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1700's Giltwood Mirror

1700’s Giltwood Mirror Frame Repair

by Mark Fry |November 2, 2015 |0 Comments | Restoration | , , ,

1700’s Giltwood Mirror Frame Repair

This mirror arrived from Maison Felice, a client in Palm Desert, in boxes of broken pieces to be repaired and reassembled.   read more

Bar Stools Repair 10

Barstool Furniture Repair

by Mark Fry |October 17, 2015 |0 Comments | Restoration | ,

Custom-Made Barstool Furniture Repair

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Antique Rope Bed 08

Antique Rope Bed Repair

by Mark Fry |October 17, 2015 |0 Comments | Restoration | , ,

Antique Rope Bed Repair & Re-Glue

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Repair Stickley Chairs

Repair a set of Antique Stickley Chairs

by Mark Fry |August 22, 2015 |0 Comments | Restoration | , ,

These rush seat chairs were all in need of re-gluing to tighten them up and prevent breakage. The client was very happy with the results of all the work I did for her and wrote me this kind review: read more

Repair Antique Vanity Bench

Repair an Antique Vanity Bench

by Mark Fry |August 19, 2015 |0 Comments | Restoration | , , ,

This vanity bench or stool was broken and in need of gluing, some light touch ups were applied to conceal the repairs.  The client wrote me this letter of appreciation after all the projects I completed for her:  read more

Restored Antique Armoire

Restoration of Antique Armoire [VIDEO]

by Mark Fry |July 9, 2015 |0 Comments | Videos | , , , ,

This Armoire (Wardrobe) arrived in pieces from a lady who almost gave it up as a lost cause, the back was missing and many of the carvings and fine molded edges were broken off or damaged.  Read what the client says in her letter to me after she receives her restored Armoire:

“Dear Mark,

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you how thrilled we are with the restoration of our armoire.   read more