Church Replica

There are some projects we encounter that are more fun than work. A log 1800s Lutheran Church used to exist where Brandon Oaks is located. When it was torn down, the church members used the existing wood to build an exact replica that was 5 foot, by 5 foot, by 5 foot.
The replica had been in storage for a number of years and not cared for. The top was shingled and in disrepair.
The replica had sides of doors and windows.
The interior had replica furniture and electric lights.
There was termite damage and the replica had to be fumigated for fleas.
The roof needed structural repairs and new shingles.
New replacement shingles were made to replace the missing shingles.
After the fleas departed we were able to conduct repair to the termite damage.
Termite damage has to be filled with a wood hardener and clamped straight.
The interior had to be re-wired to accept electricity.
Each mini light had to be repaired and proper bulbs were found in a hobby shop.
Each piece of mini furniture had to be repaired and re-finished.
The furniture was placed into the replica in accordance with the original design.
Brandon Oaks built a glass exhibition structure to house the replica.
Final adjustments were made in the glass structure.
Final placement in the glass exhibition structure.
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Canvas Trunk

This trunk from the early 1900’s was the client’s grandfather’s when he immigrated to the USA. It is made of canvas and decorative leather. The leather handles were missing. The canvas was missing color, and the leather had darkened with age.
The top of the trunk shows the color deterioration of the canvas, the condition of the leather, and rusted metal hardware.
The top of the trunk shows the color deterioration of the canvas, the condition of the leather, and rusted metal hardware.
The interior shelf had areas of missing wood. The missing wood was replaced with epoxy and colored to match the wallpaper.
The leather banding was cleaned and treated with shellac. Some of the missing detail was replaced by hand coloring.
The trunk is restored. Note the metal hardware, conditioned leather, and color replacement on the canvas.
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Cherry Desk

Our craftsmen are skilled woodworkers. Marshall included a slide out writing board to the desk.
One of my craftsmen made a cherry desk for his wife out of cherry lumber we had on hand.
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