Rob took away an old and terribly
damaged table -- which had been in use for over 100 years at the Buckland
Public Library -- and returned a gorgeously restored antique. The
tabletop, which had been treated about as well as a picnic table, came
back gleaming. I know that he appreciated the original craftsmanship in
the ornate base, with its eight finials, twelve medallions, and ornately
turned legs, because his work on it was meticulous. Despite all that, I
was skeptical when he left with a truckful of rickety chairs, several of
them unusable or in pieces, and further delighted when he came back with a
handsome and sturdy set. Our newly renovated space sings with its original
furniture returned to its former glory! Rob was a pleasure to work with,
and his dedication and talent is unmistakable.
Liz Jacobson-Carroll, Director
Buckland Public Library
James McDonald Northampton
Rob has worked on a few pieces of furniture for me. In each case he explained how the original was made and which woods were used. We then talked through how he would repair them while keeping in mind the period they were from. It is almost as if the original cabinet maker were doing it and the results have been spectacular. Possibly this is an inappropriate word for work that is virtually invisible. I can recommend him without reservation.
J.B. Western Franklin County
I was having new windows installed and to do that I had to move my family heirloom, an antique grandfather clock that has been in my family since the time my grandparents married. My family loves that clock. I moved the clock and it fell over and smashed on the floor. It was devastating. The family history, the spouse who winds it daily, my fault, small pieces of wood all over the floor. I knew of Robert and called him. He came to the house, picked up the top of the clock and all the splinters I had created. A couple of weeks latter, he returned the clock. It was so well repaired no one knew, not my family only Robert and I and my secret sharing friends. To this day my partner has no suspicion.
Thank you Robert.
Dr. Steve Guy Northampton