Restoring a 1910 Oak Roll Top Desk

Restoring a 1910 Oak Roll Top Desk

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Bryan Booth has been restoring antique furniture for over thirty years. He apprenticed to Thomas McCaffrey in Brookfield Connecticut. Bryan specializes in furniture restoration and French Polish and has been restoring antiques and fine furniture in Hilo for 23 years. Many pieces Bryan restores were “destined to the rubbish heap” but were rescued and transformed back to their original glory.

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Preserving history one piece at a time…

The process of restoring this 1910 Oak Roll Top Desk took about 20-25 hours. The finish was in bad shape and the brass hardware had tarnished. We completely disassembled the desk and cleaned off the dirt and old glue.

We gently sanded and prepared the wood for re-gluing, then reassembled the desk and French Polished the oak. This desk is now available for purchase.

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