Whether your home was constructed by the designs of Gustav Stickley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bernard Maybeck, Sears and Roebuck, Green and Green or the local contractor down the street, they are a snapshot in time of a simpler and more graceful era. The age that we call the “Craftsman Period” must have been a marvelous time to construct a home. With the local area’s abundance of natural wood, both for construction and detail work, the art of designing and building in the “New” style was an opportunity too short to miss. No matter if we call them Bungalows, Western Stick, or simple Craftsmen, these homes have withstood the rigors of time and the persnickety nature of design style. These homes have survived and escalated in demand and value through simplicity of design, honesty of construction and in their inherent beauty. What has not survived is the integrity of the original surfaces of the home.
Unfortunately, the rigors of time, the introduction of latex paint, and a desire to “Lighten” the original environment have caused multiple layers of paint to be applied for various reasons. Fortunately, what covers also protects beautiful clear heart fir woodwork. Our job is to uncover and reveal the wonders of nature that are hiding under all those layers of paint. While this process is not a clean one and will required numerous hours of hard work, it is the only way to return and unveil what the original builders and designers intended. This will return the home back to an elegant period of time gone by and calls back a simpler life of family and growing up in a small country town. Whether you wish Proper Wood Finishing to restore one room or your whole home, the work will be done with care and expertise that 35 years of restoration experience has given us.