Restoration & Preservation, Doors for Carved Oak Door Refinishing., NYC

Carved Oak Door Refinishing

Location: Peapack Gladstone, NJ

Scope of Work:

Repair, Restore and Refinish existing Quartered White Oak Carved Entry Door and Storm Door Remove rotten interior lumber core behind veneer of bottom rail, and inlay matching antique pine, replace veneer as needed. Strip existing finish and refinish. Remove bacterial grayish discoloration. Dye and stain to desired color, and provide new catalyzed polyurethane finish.

Building listed in the National Register of Historic Place.


Carved Oak Door Refinishing AFTER Substantial deterioration in core of door

Door finish was discolored by weathering, showing a grayish color. Once bacteria are removed, original color and patina of oak reappears. Bottom of jambs, and interior of door bottom often shows worst deterioration


The rotten core affects the stability of the more rot resistant exterior Landmark Building Door Repairs AFTER

The rotten wood must be cut out and new matching wood inlaid, then the exterior refinished The rotten wood must be cut out and new matching wood inlaid, then the exterior refinished

veneer is typical for doors of this period Storm Door wood cut doesn't match entry door

Storm Door wood cut doesn't match entry door


Peapack Gladstone, NJ

DURING Repairs Carved Oak Door Refinishing DURING

Substantial deterioration in core of door, beneath exterior veneer is typical for doors of this period, -The rotten core affects the stability of the more rot resistant exterior. The rotten wood must be cut out and new matching wood inlaid, then the exterior refinished



By Peter Triestman

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