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Custom Curly Maple Table

Scan0003 Scan0002 Scan0001This is a custom table designed by a decorator and us to fit in her own living room. The choice of Curly Maple was exquisite and the flowing lines of the legs and body of the piece had made this 1 of the nicer pieces we had built in the past years.

Cole Porter’s Piano restoration

Sometime back ( note Pete’s short hair ) we had the opportunity to restore Cole Porter’s piano which had been on display in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel since Cole had lived there. Our work had to be done on site due to the size of the piano and the hotel was reluctant to let it leave the hotel.  Prior to the restoration , the piano was almost black and most of the oil painting underneath was barely visible. Careful cleaning and hand application of finish brought out the amazing details of this extraordinary work of art.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA  As the photos reveal, the end result was spectacular.

Our Location – Directions

We are conveniently located in Morristown, New Jersey.

Come by or we can come to your home or business for an estimate. Mail images to with details of work or repairs desired.

Company Team

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.

2013 Schichtel Restorations

We had a great 2012 and looking forward to 2013.  Please excuse our appreance as we upgrade our website.  We are now on Facbook and using that feeback to make our site more user friendly.  If you have questions or want to send us pictures use the Contact link above. Robert