Wood repair is a broad term that encompasses a number of services offered by Littlefield & Sons, and these services themselves are generalizations when it comes to the precise detail-oriented work required to fully repair wood pieces. Our clients come to us because they don't just want a functional piano, chair, or patio. They want the work of art that captured their attention in the first place, and to achieve that it takes the master craftsmen that you can find at Littlefield & Sons.
We offer numerous individual, detail-oriented services when it comes to wood repair, such as wood fabrication, gilding, caning and tooling, and much more. If you want expert help, look no further than Littlefield & Sons.
the longer we are in business the more diverse furniture damage gets.
It seems like we've never seen it all! Chances are our expertise and experience will help us find a way to restore your piece and satisfy you. If you don't see what you're looking for here, no problem! Reach out to us and we will let you know if your piece is within our means to repair. We have repaired thousands of items so don't lose hope!
Fabrication is a process that utilizes wood filler, usually a putty-like compound, to repair scratches, chips, gouges and other surface imperfections in the furniture and trim work around your home, effectively and efficiently. Fabrication and duplication of missing wood can be a critical part of furniture repair where damage from smoke, water, insects, fungi, fire, or water shows on the wood. There are a number of different steps to the process, beginning with studying the piece to determine which filler will best suit the project.
Fillers can be primarily stainable, water-based, solvent-based. As the name suggests, stainable wood fillers are receptive to staining so that once you’ve applied the product, you can stain over it to ensure the repaired section matches the rest of the piece that you’re fixing. Typically, water-based wood fillers may also be stained (or painted), but unlike other products in the same category, these are specially formulated for use indoors. Common applications are molding, paneling, and cabinetry. Heavy-duty solvent-based wood fillers are meant primarily for outdoor use and perform well on exterior siding and trim.
Then we've got to prepare the area. We remove loose pieces, sand rough edges, and clear away flaked paint among other odds and ends. If we have to cut out rot, we'll take care of it.
At this point, all that's left is to apply the filler and scrape it smooth. Giving it plenty of time to dry (which varies based on product/atmosphere/type of wood), we can sand it once it's hardened completely and apply a finish.