Welcome to Mill Creek Woodworking – an antique restoration and furniture repair service located in scenic southwest Wisconsin. Mill Creek Woodworking specializes in projects large and small. Whether you are looking for precision historical restoration, or just need that broken dining room chair repaired, Mill Creek Woodworking can help.
If you've answered yes to any of these questions you're in the right place. We specialize in restoring, refinishing and repairing furniture and antiques of all kinds.
What's Best, Refinishing or Restoring?
Restoring is generally to return an item it to its original form. This may include removing an inappropriate finish (we've all seen beautiful antiques covered with layers of caked on paint), or repairing and replacing missing or broken pieces, removing stains or burn marks, fixing cracks, splits and loose veneers or joints and many other forms of damage or wear and tear.
Refinishing is replacing the finish of an item and generally includes stripping off the old finish and re-staining or painting.
Restoring is best suited for old or valuable antiques or furniture – refinishing is best suited for newer items, or for personal preference (to lighten the stain of an item to match your newer furniture, etc...) If you do not know the age or value of your furniture its best to have an evaluation of the piece. We will help you to determine your item's worth and condition, then provide you with a plan and estimate to repair or restore your piece.
Contact Tom today for a FREE estimate – (608) 604-9707
Caning, Rush, Wicker Restoration
Cracked, Broken, Missing parts made, Carving of all kinds
Paint, Stain, Finish Restoration & French Polishing
Touch Up, Scratch repair & Color Matching
Vat, Flow over & Hand Stripping
Gilding, Plaster work & Frame Restoration
China, ceramic, stoneware restoration
Stained Glass Restoration
Leather Embossing Repair
Metal Restoration, Brass Polishing
Musical Instrument Repair/Restoration