Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum, Door Preservation Landmark Building, NYC

Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York City

Location: 2 E. 91 St. New York, NY

Scope of work:

Refinishing of oak exterior garden doors with carved laurel wreath frame, inlay of Dutchmen to replace missing sections of weather-damaged frame.

Museum building ca. 1905, listed in National Register of Historic Places.

SMITHSONIAN CARVED OAK DOOR RESTORATION BEFORE
SMITHSONIAN CARVED OAK DOOR RESTORED AFTER

Before-The gray color of the wood indicates bacterial weathering. A black color is more serious, often accompanied by rot.

Natural beauty of wood restored

CARVED OAK DOOR RESTORATION AFTER
COOPER HEWITT CARVED OAK DOOR RESTORATION AFTER

The bacterial discoloration was eliminated by repeated bleaching with a special bleaching agent, to attain the original color of the wood. The patina was not disturbed by sanding.

COOPER HEWITT CARVED OAK DOOR RESTORATION AFTER

After



By Peter Triestman

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