Modifications

Our restoration department features highly-qualified & experienced crafts people who can modify almost anything to suit your tastes and specifications to an item you wish to buy from us. 

 

 Woodworking and Finishing

 

When we bring items into the store, we normally we try to preserve the original finish. However, sometimes items will need some work. Whether it's a delicate touch-up or a complete finishing job, our Staff can assist getting the item you are interested in finished to suit your needs.

 

Buying a door from us? Ask about having it stripped of its existing finish. We can also stain and seal the door to match the existing woodwork in your home or office.

 

We can modify most wood objects. Add a base, cut a few inches off, add details, or repair previous damage. Our Woodworker can work with you and your salesperson to make a piece suit your needs.

 

 Lighting Restoration

 

We rewire most every fixture that comes in our door. We use UL listed parts whenever possible to bring them up to today's standards. Most fixtures are retrofitted with a mounting strap to attach to a modern electrical box.

 

Many of our fixtures can be lengthened or shortened. Sometimes additional materials are needed to lengthen a fixture. Our Lighting Restoration Department and your salesperson can help you choose the best length solution for your space.

 

Many metal finishes can be altered to suit your decor or taste. We can lighten or darken brass fixtures and faux patina several other finishes as well.

 

 Antique Window Modification

 

Antique glass windows can be altered in size, merged together, or divided up to suit your application. Your sales person can help you with a design or solution and quote the cost to you.

 

We attempt to keep the original frames on antique windows. However, if you are interested in having a window reframed, or if a window needs a new wood frame, we can have one custom in a variety of wood species.

 

If you see glass you are interested in and would like to have it set in a door, we have a local mill we work with to have new doors built to your measurements. We install the glass and can add an insulated glass unit or have the glass modified to fit your needs.

 

Plumbing

 

As with our wood furnishings, we try to find bath tubs that are in a usable shape that do not need a lot of care. Usually the outsides can be repainted to match your décor. However, if the porcelain is too far gone, we recommend that you have the tubs reglazed. New glazing is not new porcelain, but it is generally a durable solution that will give your tub a nice new looking finish. Most bathroom sinks are also able to be reglazed if needed. We do not recommend reglazing kitchen sinks as the glazing can chip easily due to everyday usage.