Category Archives: New Canaan

Furniture Repair, Restoration and Refinishing in New Canaan, CT

WoodDance Studio has recently received quite a few calls for furniture repair.

After a hiatus from “construction” due to injury, finishing up school, and enjoying volunteer work for long-term care residents I have once again focused on the finer crafts of woodworking.

My varied tasks these days range from debris removal and landscaping to fine furniture repair, general cabinetry and home improvement.  Continue reading Furniture Repair, Restoration and Refinishing in New Canaan, CT

2 lb. closed-cell spray-foam insulation installation

Whoa!
I’m affecting an upgrade on a historic house here in New Canaan and I am willing to wager the carpenters who mortised these chestnut beams in 1834 never imagined a part soy expanding foam insulation being sprayed on their work 175 years later. This is one of the coolest jobs I have overseen in a while. Check out this short gallery of photos from today’s effort. Continue reading 2 lb. closed-cell spray-foam insulation installation

Philip Johnson Guest House door restoration

Following my simple repair to an interior door at Philip Johnson’s Glass House Compound I returned to restore the original Guest House exterior door. Also known as the Brick House this landmark was built oblique to the Glass House. Ground was broken for the two structures at the same time in March of 1948 and the Guest House was completed a few months prior to the Glass House in December of the same year.

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A small job at the Glass House Compound

As a resident of New Canaan, Connecticut I had the opportunity of meeting Philip Johnson in person on more than one occasion. It wasn’t until his Glass House Compound home was in the care of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that I was given the opportunity to work there.

I was called to the Glass House Compound for a few repairs to the Brick “Guest” House. My first task was to fix a stationary door by more solid means. As previous visitors curiously tugged at the stationary door they’d moved the panel and the loosened the handle.

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