Winter 2018 Newsletter
We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives. ~ Gary Zukav

Attention local clients
We are running our annual
New Year Refinishing Sale 
January 8th through January 31st.
All in-store services are 10% off!
(excludes hand caning/weaving and some upholstery jobs, 
please call the store for more details)
What our Experts Have Been Up To
Take a peek at the interesting pieces that come through our shop! 
Turn of the century rocking chair. 

We pealed back layers of fabric on this family heirloom & found some interesting stuff!  The longjohns were a 1st & the costumer was thrilled to see (probably) grandpa's undergarment! 

Another another job well done & a satisfied customer! 

Our technicians grew to love this beastly old buffet turned into a beautiful vanity! 
How did people navigate before Google maps? 

They stored paper maps in cabinets. We got in this beast of a map cabinet that measures 6.5'long x 4'tall & with 40 drawers. 

Speaking of drawers.. 

We also got in this 100 drawer rotating octagon cabinet that was used in a hardware store for nuts & bolts in the mid-late 1800's.

Stay tuned for the transformations! 
January Sale: All caning & woven seat supplies are 10% off!
Just what is cane?
Cane is made from the outside bark of the Rattan Palm, a tropical vine which is grown primarily in the Malay Peninsula, the Philippines and Indonesia. The thorny leaves are removed and the rattan peel (outer bark) is cut by machine to various widths for use in cane seating. The hard outer surface of the bark is glossy, creating a nice look on caned chairs
February Sale: All trunk hardware is
10% off!
The Incredible World of Trunk Restoration:
Few things so clearly have a story to tell like an old trunk. They were built both to transport and store belongings, and take a beating in the process! Many times, old trunks have been sitting for years in an attic or cellar, and are in pretty poor condition: but even so, trunks are almost always repairable. 
That is why the transformation of Trunk Restoration is so incredible!  
March Sale: All door and cabinet hinges
10% off!
Replace those squeaky & worn-out hinges: 
Butt/Mortise Hinges , usually in threes or fours, which are inset (mortised) into the door and frame. Most residential hinges found in the U.S. are made of steel, although mortise hinges for out-swing doors are often made of brass or stainless steel base to prevent corrosion.
Butterfly or Parliament (UK) Hinges. These were known as Dovetail hinges from the 17th century onwards and can be found on old desks and cabinets from about 1670 until the 18th century. The form of these hinges varied slightly between manufacturers, and their size ranged from the very large for heavy doors to the tiniest decorative hinge for use on jewelery caskets. Many hinges of this type were exported to America to support the home trade's limited supply. They are still found to be both fairly cheap and decorative, especially on small items. 
Why we love what we do, thank you for the kind words!  
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The products our experts love! 
Add some bling to your kitchen, bathroom or furniture with our section of glass knobs & handles! 

  • Front mounted comes with brass or nickel bolts.
  • Lots of styles with matching knobs & handles.
  • Authentic reproduction of classic style.
  • Some styles come in different finishes; oil rubbed bronze, brass or nickel. 
  • Choose from our amazing pallet of authentic period colors.

N estle's CornerNestle
A dog's point of view...  
Happy New Year from my corner of our planet to yours!!

Have you seen that bumper sticker, "Wag More, Bark Less" ??  Well, I'm hoping you have many reasons for wagging and few for barking in 2018.  Unless, of course, it's the kind of barking where you tilt your head back and bark happy barks just because it feels good.  Let me show you how...
Furniture Restoration Center of Oregon 
1321 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370
Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday by appt
1st Saturday 11am-3pm

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