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I'm looking for someone to do some on-site refinishing and
light wood working. The front hall of my 1906 Craftsman has
some douglas fir panels, battens, and moulding/picture-rail
details. Previous owners removed some parts and I'm trying
to put it back so it looks as it was originally intended.
Does anyone know a skilled craftsman willing to take this
on? This is not my only project so I can't spend a fortune
on it. Thanks, Berkeley Home-owner
We have used Color Touch Painting for such repairs, with
great results! Found them on Yelp. Not only are they great
painters, but they do some restoration as well. They are
fantastic at minor dry-rot and wood repairs, using a variety
of methods, and even have a precision carpenter on hand.
Also perform clean staining and paint work. I would
definitely have them look at it. They can be found online,
or at colortouchpainting.com. Phone 415 469 7261 Roberta
I am interested in removing the 10,234,304,209,203 layers of paint from my beautiful old growth Douglas Fir door. Does anyone know of a service that would strip the paint?
This is for both the person who wanted to strip and refinish a doug
fir door, and for the person who has a piece of carved wood furniture
she wants to strip. There is a place in the Bay Area that does
stripping by dipping. You can find them at www.strippingworkshop.com.
We had them strip several of our interior doors; we wanted to do it
off-site of our home because we knew they had lead paint on them.
They pick up and deliver. It was about $100/door. They cannot
guarantee what your door will look like afterward because they cannot
know what is underneath all of the paint. A couple of ours had deep
gouges and stains that were revealed once the paint came off. Also,
they return them unsanded, just stripped. You still have to do the
refinishing part yourself. That said, it saves a huge amount of work
and works pretty well. They specialize in carved wood items where
dipping works the best. I found them to be a reliable and friendly
I've noticed a number of people asking about furniture refinishing or other types of restoration or even paint stripping.
I haven't personally used these vendors, but I know that they can do refinishing and restoration of antique furniture or even doors and cabinets.
Clever Fellows Woodworking
4076 Halleck St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
Richard Morton Fine Antique Restoration
610 Coloma Street
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