Restoration & Preservation, Woodwork for Milbank Chapel., NYC

Milbank Chapel, New York City

Location: Teacher's College, Columbia University

Scope of Work/Nature of Work:

Modify and reconfigure existing gothic tracery screens and paneling to fit redesigned interior of this ca.1875 chapel, now used as an auditorium, with handicapped lift. Replication of original profiles and paneling necessary to seamlessly join new and modified paneling to original. Refinishing of some finishes, cleaning and application of varnish to other areas.

Teacher's College, Columbia University


The theater as it was in 1905, actually built in 1875 of quarter sawn oak throughout.

The theater as it was in 1905, actually built in 1875 of quarter sawn oak throughout.

 

Olek added a new row of paneling and base behind the old stage, which was demolished

Olek added a new row of paneling and base behind the old stage, which was demolished

 

Existing Screens reconfigured, to hide handicap elevator. Added to height and witdth.

Existing Screens reconfigured, to hide handicap elevator. Added to height and witdth.

 

Typical Gothic style paneling detials.

Typical Gothic style paneling detials.

 

RESTAUARANT  MILLWORK


OAK PANELING RESTORATION BEFORE

Many old cutouts for electrical outlets required Dutchman inlays to infill.

CUSTOM OAK PANELING MATCHING ORIGINAL
OAK PANELING RESTORATION AFTER

Finishing of new millwork to match original.

Bottom row of paneling new, to match original upper panels.

OAK PANELING RESTORATION BEFORE
OAK PANELING RESTORATION AFTER
OAK PANELING RESTORATION BEFORE
OAK PANELING RESTORATION AFTER

New screen to match existing

Restored wainscot paneling.
Restored wainscot paneling.

Restored wainscot paneling.

OAK PANELING RESTORATION BEFORE
Original cornice.

Detail of new cast cornice.

Original cornice.

PANELING RESTORATION PANELING RESTORATION FOR VANDERBILT MANSION
PANELING RESTORATION PANELING RESTORATION FOR VANDERBILT MANSION
PANELING RESTORATION PANELING RESTORATION FOR VANDERBILT MANSION
PANELING RESTORATION


By Peter Triestman

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