The purpose of this site is to document and present some of my (mis)adventures in restoring antiques, what I learn along the way, where I fail and where I succeed.
Growing up, I spent many days with my mother shopping in various antique stores across the eastern seaboard but also watching my father, an expert woodworker and a bit of a tightwad, do the impossible with what he had available and without spending much money.
From the two of them, I’ve began collecting antiques. The problem is, antiques aren’t cheap. The nicer, pristine stuff is high dollar and ripe for the retired baby boomers with nothing else going on to scoop up. That leaves me with the scraps – rusted, rotted, broken, scraps.
From those scraps I attempt to rehabilitate and restore my way to a first class antique collection.
If you have any comments or questions about a particular project, please leave a comment and I’ll respond as soon as possible.