We’ve all been there, the wobbly dining room chair.
The mid century modern side chair with broken webbing.
Grandpa’s chairs that need some work before you can use them.
These days it seems harder to find people who know how to
repair furniture, let alone a business that does it for a fair price.
A lot of people might throw away a great piece of furniture, thinking that the process of getting it restored will be too difficult and expensive. Who would you call, anyway?
Where Can I Find Chair Repair in Westchester?
Look no further.
Eric Clingen, The Restoration Craftsman, is a master woodworker, and fine furniture restorer. At his studio, Tarrytown Woodworks, Eric repairs and restores antique pieces, generational heirloom furniture, mid century modern chairs, and everything in between.
He uses time-honored techniques and tools, adhering to the methods used by the original designers and craftsman.
The Restoration Craftsman
Over the past 30 plus years, Eric The Restoration Craftsman has restored literally thousands of pieces of
furniture and carvings, from medieval to mid-century modern, from simple folk art to the work of renowned furniture designers.
Intricate antique chair restoration Restoring a circa 1840 mahogany “plantation desk” Traditional molding & tools The Restoration Craftsman, Eric Clingen Restoring a broken mid century chair Art deco liquor cabinet restoration Antique dining and side table repair This eighteenth century mahogany tilt top table was restored with traditional French polishing techniques.
Eric’s completed projects can be seen at historic properties such as Lyndhurst and Kikuit, in countless homes throughout Westchester County and the NY metropolitan area, and as far away as Alaska.
Call the Tarrytown Woodworks studio:
Empire Period Desk, Pre-Restoration
This circa 1840 mahogany “plantation desk” was beautifully constructed but had suffered the ravages of time.
Eric Clingen, The Restoration Craftsman, at his craft.
The carefully selected flame grained veneer had cracked, chipped, and bubbled. The top had lost an portion of one corner long ago, and was begging for restoration….
After replacing all the missing material, resetting the veneer with traditional hide glue, and recreating the 140 year old finish to match, the desk was given a final wax polish and sent on its way.
Art Deco Liquor Cabinet Repair & Restoration
This was a great piece and a satisfying project! Tarrytown Woodworks owner, Eric Clingen, is an expert restoration craftsman. He specializes in repairing and restoring fine antique furniture.
Here he and his assistant, Terry, finish up a fine art deco liquor cabinet damaged in a family move from Australia to New York. There was damage to shelving, glass, hardware and the wood veneer.
He replaced and replicated the glass doors and repaired damage to the shelving and the art deco era hardware.
Finally he repaired and refinished damaged veneer, followed by cleaning and polishing the entire piece.
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