Thanks for visiting my site. For a full introduction, please click over to About…then come back and look at my work. Mike Pod-
1882 “Stick Style” semi-detached house. Had most decorative details, as well as decorative trim removed. Asbestos-shingled, overall-stuccoed; all removed and decorative details recreated from a few examples left on the block. New walnut front door copied from a house 2 blocks away. (Little Free Library!)
All work solely my own.
New Chest of Drawers
Biedermeir take on Ohio Valley furniture
Building a skylight. WoodenBoat Magazine
Part of a series of such articles for WB
Gordon Russell dressing glass
The entire upper assembly had been lost. I researched it through the Gordon Russell school/museum with help from their staff, and working from original drawings, recreated the ratcheted looking glass and support assembly. (Restored much of the ebonized stringing that had been lost as well.) English walnut.
Art Deco hotel panel
6’x8′ decorative panel from western hotel lobby. Major conservation of losses to abalone veneer and impact damage to gilded passages. Frame made with silver and aluminum leaf details.
For those who are interested, many “split” turnings in the 17th and 18th centuries are not complete halves. This is why. They were turned whole, then sawn in half, and the sawn surfaces flattened. They were then inserted as chair back spindles, or glued onto furniture as ornaments. If it looks right…it is right.
Pair mid-century modern bedside tables
Chapin ornamental cornice finial
Copy of the one acknowledged original Elephalet Chapin high chest finial.
“Boston Furniture”, chapter on Samuel Gragg and his elastic chairs.
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