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REFINISHING & RESTORATION


COLLEGE MILLWORK PROJECTS BY OLEK LEJBZON & CO.


CUNTY- CITY COLLEGE-SHEPARD HALL: ENTRY DOORS REPLACEMENT

transom lites made from single piece notched muntins. Door jambs made from full-length laminated FAS white oak transom lites made from single piece notched muntins. Door jambs made from full-length laminated FAS white oak


transom lites made from single piece notched muntins. Door jambs made from full-length laminated FAS white oak transom lites made from single piece notched muntins. Door jambs made from full-length laminated FAS white oak

transom lites made from single piece notched muntins. Door jambs made from full-length laminated FAS white oak


Door construction of solid white oak including stiles and rails,
mortise-and-tenon joinery Machine routed profiles finished by hand carving of interior acute angle details

Door construction of solid white oak including stiles and rails,
mortise-and-tenon joinery
Machine routed profiles finished by hand carving of interior acute angle details


True quartered white oak selected from rejected rift cuts

True quartered white oak selected from rejected rift cuts

 



Interior vestibule doors, exterior after and interior before Interior vestibule doors, exterior after and interior before

Interior vestibule doors, exterior after and interior before


CUNTY-HUNTER COLLEGE-SARA DELANOR & FDR TOWNHOUSES
MILLWORK DURATION: PANELING, DOORS, WINDOWS, TRIM
-DUTCHMAN INLAYS IN THE PROJECT-


Mantle Repair Mantle Repair

Mantle Repair (after staining)


Dutchman Inlays into windows- after crude inlays, prior to carving profiles Dutchman Inlays - After carving of profiles

Dutchman Inlays into windows- after crude inlays, prior to carving profiles
Dutchman Inlays - After carving of profiles


Inlays into Window Muntins

Inlays into Window Muntins

 



Panel Wood Restaration Dutchman Inlay Panel Wood Restaration Dutchman Inlay

Dutchman Inlay, or line cut with a knife? Answer- it was an inlay to close a former sconce cutout in a solid birch pilaster, the round sconce outline is visible in the top photo. Higher resolution photo available on request



Italian Baroque bed



BAROQUE CARVED BED REPAIR

BAROQUE CARVED FURNITURE RESTORATION

The "hand" and the texture of the original carvings was meticulously recreated for all new carved inlays.


BAROQUE CARVED FURNITURE DUTCHMAN INLAYS BAROQUE CARVING CONSERVATION


Gilt and wax finishes after conservation
BAROQUE CARVED FURNITURE CONSERVATION


Finish Details


Gothic Cabinet

Conservation of 15th or 16th century cabinet, inlaying or replacing missing elements, rebuilding joinery, and touching-up & waxing finish.

 


GOTHIC FURNITURE REPAIR GOTHIC FURNITURE CONSERVATION


Walnut cabinet was unstable, with broken legs, removal of added stretcher, missing part of top, extensive powder-post beetle infestation losses. Anaerobic fumigation in carbon dioxide undertaken to destroy powder post beetles and their eggs.


GOTHIC CABINET BEFORE REPAIR GOTHIC CABINET BEFORE REPAIR


GOTHIC CABINET DURING REPAIR GOTHIC CABINET DURING REPAIR


GOTHIC CABINET DURING REPAIR GOTHIC CABINET AFTER REPAIR


Touchup and waxing of inlays makes them difficult to see repairs by casual observation.