Lately it seems we have been doing a lot of furniture repairs and restorations. It is great as we get to see unique pieces.
One of the pieces we have restored and refinished was for a friend of ours. Her Grandma’s house was up for auction and she purchased a Hall Tree. It is really old and was in pieces. It was like putting a puzzle together but, it was a really fun puzzle. When it was finished and had stain back on it giving it new life it was even more beautiful. We have re-glued, repaired and refinished several chairs, tables, desk.
A customer came to us with a dresser he wanted to throw out but, his wife insisted they keep it as she wanted to use it as a pantry for her canned goods. We re-glued the sides, made new shelves, replaced a caster and applied polyurethane. Another beautiful pieces.
Today we repaired a table by tightening the legs with lag bolts and epaired a broken piece of irreplaceable hardware that draws this table closed tightly on this beautiful table.
We have several games in the store, from Chess/Checker Board made from Oak & Western Red Cedar and other various woods, Classic Mancala made from Cherry and other various woods for $40 and Aggravation Board made from Cherry and other various woods for $50 which can be purchased on our Etsy store at halsemacustomcrafts1 or on square that make great gifts.
Chess/Checker Board – https://squareup.com/store/halsema-custom-crafts/item/chess-checker-board-1?t=modal-em
Mancala – https://squareup.com/store/halsema-custom-crafts/item/classic-mancala?t=modal-em
Aggervation – https://squareup.com/store/halsema-custom-crafts/item/aggravation-board?t=modal-em
We were recently given a CNC Machine from Ron’s Dad, Ron learned quickly how use it and below are examples of what we have done with it. If you are needing something customized, please come see, text (765-427-5079), or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.Facebook.com/halsemacustomcrafts). Items can be picked up or shipped.
From the beginning boards to the finished porch swing with drink holder. We cut the boards to length, stained them, assembled the swing. The customer picked up the swing and then put it out on the porch with their decorations and it looks beautiful!!
Another project from August!
A gentleman brought us an antique high chair & chair to re-glue to make them sturdy again and reusable. We took them apart and re-glued them and put them in clamps to make sure they didn’t move while the glue dried. They turned out really strong.
In August, we had a vanity come to us to be repaired & refinished. This was a cute vanity that had had water damage, needed to be re-glued and given a new lease on life. We stripped it of the old stain & polyurethane, re-glued it, now it is a beautiful piece for everyone to see and can be passed down from generation to generation!!
We were asked by Fisher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Service at 914 Columbia St, Lafayette, IN 47901 to remove the paint & refinish their doors that were once natural oak doors. We stripped the paint, polished the handles, found out that the handles are copper not brass and put helmsman polyurethane on the doors to protect the finish. When Jonathan Fisher found out the handles were copper, he got copper door kicks to match. Below are photos of the doors when they came in, during the refinishing and completed. This was a fun project and the doors look great!!
Here is a little history about the doors from Fisher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services:
In the 1940’s, our funeral home was owned by two funeral directors who had formed a partnership. We’ve been told that while one of the directors was on vacation, his partner had all of the natural woodwork painted. When the vacationing director returned, he was very upset and the partnership was no more. Follow along as Halsema Custom Crafts helps us restore the blue front doors!