We were asked by Fisher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Service at 914 Columbia St, Lafayette, IN 47901 to remove the paint and 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 Jonathon 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 the Fisher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services:
In the 1940s, our funeral home was owned by two funeral directors who had formed a partnership. We’ve been told that while on 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!