The Waldorf Astoria had contacted us sometime back to make 4 planters to match the existing decor. We produced these beautiful pieces using by utilizing many long forgotten techniques such as hand veneering, carving and French polishing. These pieces appear in various movie scenes that were filmed in the hotel. Pete
Archive for French Polishing
Our craftsmen employ a broad range of skills in their work, many of which have been long forgotten. The arts of joinery, inlay, veneer application, carving, and lathe turning are all a part of our daily operations. The demands of accurate recreation or preservation of hand applied finishes finds us using many talents and techniques not found in most wood working shops.
Although recent projects have included Woodrow Wilson’s pool table, Cole Porter’s piano, and General Douglas McArthur’s desk, you are more likely to find Grandma’s sewing stand in our shop. Nothing is too small or unimportant.