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Antique Sewing Machine

This vintage Singer treadle sewing machine came to me beyond description.  The top was completely re-veneered and the cabinet completely restored.


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Octagonal Table

This Italian inlayed octagonal table was loose at its joints.  Careful separation and numbering of each piece ensures proper placement when reglueing.  In addition to reglueing, restoration and refinishing of the table brought it back to its previous glory.


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Kitchen Table

One of Rocky Mountain Refinishing and Antiques greatest attributes is our finishes.

Most finishes are commercially spray-on lacquers.  We use a premium grade long-lasting polyurethane that will last a lifetime.


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Mahogany Rocker

This gorgeous turn-of-the-century ribbon mahogany rocker, with intricate carvings, was restored to rock many more generations to come.


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Gramophone

Ever hear of a gramophone? You’d know what one was if you saw it.

This Edison gramophone or phonograph from the turn-of the century was the premier source of music.  Utmost care in stripping this oak phonograph needed to be taken to preserve the Edison logo. This phonograph did not have a horn to photograph.


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Dining Room Chair

This dining room chair came to me with a severely broken leg.  A dowel was drilled into the leg for support and then reglued.


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Antique Oak Bookcase

This antique oak barrister’s bookcase suffered water damage. The before photo shows only three compartments. The owner found the forth compartment. Using oxalic acid to help draw out the water stains and replacing the top of the bookcase with a sheet of veneer brought this project back to life.


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Teddy Bear Highchair

Every joint on this baby highchair was loose. Careful tagging of each spindle ensured that when the project was reglued, all components went back exactly to their original state.

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Jensen Bass Reflex Cabinet

This 1946 Jensen Bass Reflex Cabinet, came to me by a client who had the original bill of sale handed down from his father. The toddler in the photo is his sister. Sitting on top of the cabinet is a Hallicrafter Radio- Skywriter Defient Model- SX-24. This is an heirloom in every sense of the word.


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Cherry Nighstand

This cherry nightstand had severe water stains. With proper stripping, hand-sanding, and the application of oxalic acid, a bleaching agent, restoration was made complete.


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Vintage Radio

This 1920’s radio was restored and the appropriate angelic-cherubs fabric was “miraculously”  found to complete its vintage look.


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Serving Table

Don’t let anyone tell you working with stripper is fun.  This project shows the chemical transformation of the stripper as it eats away the painted finish.  This project took countless hours and tremendous patience.


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Tea Cart

This beautiful vintage mahogany tea cart was given to me to restore in countless pieces.  Even the hub of one of the wheels was in four pieces alone.  The tread of the wheel was actually an orange extension cord.  The restoration on this tea cart was one of my most challenging projects in quite a while.


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Hope Chest

This turn-of-the-century walnut hope chest had been painted. Twice! Originally white and then painted brown.  It is a joy to restore a project when you have no idea what lies under all that paint.


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Rocker

This maple rocker was loose and had a broken spindle.  The spindle was fashioned from maple, meticulously toned using aniline dyes and finished to match.

 


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Dining Room Chairs

Refinishing a set of antique oak dining room chairs takes great patience. Now the beauty and the grain of the quarter-sawn oak chairs can be seen.


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Rocky Mountain Refinishing and Antiques offers a guarantee for life on all pieces of furniture that are re-glued.  There are no quick ways to re-glue a chair. The entire chair needs to be carefully taken apart. We make sure every joint is completely free of any existing “old glue.”


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