& Conservation Services
These terms require a bit of definition so that
can understand what we intend to do and the techniques we plan to use
- Repair is a term used
to indicate an essential task necessary
to bring a component or joint up to a standard making it strong enough
its original function. An example would be to repair a chair or
leg. If the repair is executed properly, the leg will function up
original design strength. An improper repair would yield a leg
be prone is immediate breakage if the leg is stressed.
- Restoration is a
term we use to indicate that an object is
restored to its original function using as many of the original
materials as feasible. Not only would a repair be included in a
restoration but the component repaired would contribute substantially
bringing the object back into its original function. The finish
applied as it was originally using the appropriate original finishing
materials. Coloring or staining would be matched as closely as
make the object look old but well cared for.
- Conservation is a
term most often used to indicate that
as little as possible will be done in order to put the object on
display as in
museum work. We use to term in our work to indicate that we will
save as much of the original history of the piece as possible while
object into the category of "old but well-cared for." This is
not identical to the goal sought by museum conservation but it does
goal of retaining maximum value for an object while letting our clients
limited use with this understanding.
Original Woodworks 7018 43rd St. N. Oakdale, MN 55128
(651) 429-2222By appointment only!