I believe that it is very important as a consumer to have a greater understanding of my past. Eurocraft Restoration was developed on the foundation of preserving any piece of furniture, modern or antique. Whether the piece has been passed from one generation to the next, or is an artifact recently purchased, our goal is to refinish all furniture with nothing less than the best services.
My father, a master carpenter of his time had introduced me to the trade at the young age of nine. When I was fourteen years old he had provided me with the knowledge that I needed to be successful in such tasks of stripping furniture, French polish, and repairing simple veneer damages. It is thanks to my late father that I have accumulated unique skills in the woodworking and finishing trades.
Throughout my experience in the trades I developed a great eye for attention to details. From there I decided that I would pursue a career in photography. My ability to perceive minor imperfections that normally the untrained eye would be unable to detect proves to be a great characteristic of mine in this field.
In 1991, Eurocraft Restoration was created. Here I am able to combine my craftsmanship skills along with my innate capability to find imperfections and refinish furniture.
In most cases the reason antiques have to be repaired is due to climate change during a move. Even simple things as a seasonal change can affect the structure of an antique piece. Very often a 150 to 200 year old antique that is shipped from Europe is in perfect condition, but upon arrival at our workshop it may require minor fixes. This can be due to the improper handling during transport. Usually after the first winter, you will be able to tell whether your piece will require further attention. It is very likely that after a long journey from Europe, being exposed to the moist conditions of ocean voyage, the bone based glue that had held the piece together for so long will start to lose its strength. As the wood slowly starts to adapt to the dry climate, shifting, shrinking, splitting, and separation of the veneer and finish may take place. It is rare that antiques brought in from Europe stay as they were purchased. Very often they will require the attention of a specialist.
This does not even begin to address the everyday abuse that our furniture takes. On a daily basis our furniture is constantly moved from one dwelling to another, sometimes rearranged in a room, a resting place for our pets, or used by our children for climbing and playtime. When that happens Eurocraft is here to rebuild the integrity to that piece of furniture.