Joseph Bailey's Wood Restoration Co. provides services for both business and residential customers, and the owner has over 30 years experience in metro Atlanta. Some services offered are finishing, refinishing, restoration, repairs, touch-up, and maintenance of fine woodwork and furniture. Additional services available are repairs and restoration to sculptures and art pieces, and expert restoration of mid-century pieces.
Joe Bailey, the owner of this family run company, was born into a.. furniture making family in Vermont that had the old world tendencies and mindset. His uncle, Francis 'Bud' Carpenter is a world renowned clock maker/woodworker who studied in The Black Forest of Germany. He keeps the family history book dating from 1612 when their ancestor, as an Irish indentured servant, became the town carpenter of London, hence the family name Carpenter.
As a child, Joe quickly realized through his training that it was challenging for him to cut straight lines, but he was able to hide any mistakes quite well by working with artwork and finishes. He holds a strong passion for the look and feel of wood and the natural artwork that God provides in graining, colors and texture. After years of studying and becoming a starving artist in the 60's, he mixed his woodworking heritage with his art training and endeavored to started crafting exceptional woodwork.
With a slogan and mindset of 'make wood look good,' Joe built his business from the ground up and has been following his dream ever since!
Please email us pictures of the project you need restored to JoWoodLookGood@comcast.net
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
member "PROFESSIONAL REFINISHERS GUILD" -- training at "NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF RESTORATION"-- selected "2007 ATLANTAS BEST , BY HOUSE AND GARDEN DESIGNERS SURVEY"
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Refinishers are the original recyclers ..........
Joseph Bailey has done a couple of things for me. He most recently refurbished a dining room table for me , which I was afraid was a hopeless piece. But he worked his magic / art on it and it's so... gleaming and gorgeous now. He comes highly recommended! Iv'e not seen better work!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
If ure looking 4 just good this isn't it. If u seek excellence, def come here for all ur restoration needs!
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Puppys and nice wooden chairs don't mix well. Joe restored my chairs back to where it was like the puppys never happened! You can tell by his reviews that he cares about his customers and his work. I'm here to tell you that he is the one to call when good wood has gone bad. You actually can't tell there was ever any damage!
Posted: 6/30/2009 • Link to this review
Mr. Bailey kept my piece for over 4 months and when I got it back it had a very cloudy finish and was NOT even close to a smooth finish. To say I am disappointed in his quailty of work would be an understatement. I would NOT recommend this business to anyone.
Posted: 6/03/2009 • Link to this review
well, again, i apologize for not pleasing this customer. i advised the customer up front that it needed a complete re-do and he wanted a quick cheap fix .. i did everything above and beyond expectations, and basically made the piece more than presentable , and was still constantly hurried. 30 years in this profession and this is one of the few instances where i just couldn't make the customer happy . i always try to perform a job in a timely manner , but i would rather explain why it took so long then have to try and explain poor quality work.
Joe restored a corner china cabinet for me that had belonged to my mother. His care and attention to detail were above and beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend him for any wood restoration/refinishing project no matter how challenging. It was a pleasure to work with someone who truly loves his craft.
Posted: 5/17/2009 • Link to this review
Joe repaired & refinished an old desk and its a work of art. It was in very rough shape and my request was to have an old desk that looked loved and cared for (if I'd wanted new - I would have bought that). Joe did an excellent job. I was very pleased.
Posted: 4/19/2009 • Link to this review
We've used Joe for years to make repairs. He's extremely detailed orientated and takes the time to ensure his repairs are done correctly the first time. In the off-chance that a repair needs to be refined he happily does it! This happened to us most recently when a chair of ours needed a little more reinforcement. And he didnít charge me for the repair. He's great to work with, he knows what he's doing, & he's reasonably priced.
Posted: 11/07/2008 • Last edited: 1/19/2013 • Link to this review
mr bailey has worked on several pieces for my family and is a true craftsman . he has more of our antiques in his shop at present , and will always have our support and business. i recomend his work and service highly to all who are in need of quality fine woodwork and furniture repairs.
Posted: 11/07/2008 • Link to this review
I called Joe about my broken cherry wood kitchen chair. The leg and support arm was completely broken. In addition it had plenty of scratches. Joe told me "no worries", fixed it within three days. Superb craftsmanship paying special attention to detail.
Posted: 10/18/2008 • Link to this review
I have an antique card table that is an old family piece. Joe completely transformed it back to it's original state - better, actually! It is really the showstopper it should be now, thanks to Joe making Wood Look Good!
Posted: 10/01/2008 • Link to this review
Joe was a tremendous help to me when my bulldog puppy chewed through our favorite piece of furniture (our coffee table)! We have found it to be a unique piece and did not know where we could get a replacement if it was not able to be repaired. I was most concerned about maintaining the dark finish that matched all our other furniture.After seeing the damage done on email, Joe assured me that the finish could be matched and quoted me a fair price. It took about a week for me to get our table back, but now it looks as good as new! Joe was also very flexible when it came time for us to pick up our table. Overall, we're very happy Joe's quality of work! Our coffee table is back and looking better than ever. I'll definately keep him in mind for future wooden furniture repairs and recommend him to our friends who might need his service! Thanks Joe!
Posted: 9/02/2008 • Link to this review
Thanks to Joe! We now have a beautiful rocking chair to care for our new baby. My father pasted away while I was 5 months pregnant and he left me my grandmother's rocking chair in which she used to nurse him. I was very hesitant to take it to someone to be redone b/c it was so precious. It needed a broken leg repaired though so I had to get it fixed if I planned to use. Joe not only repaired the leg, but tightened all the joints and surprised me by cleaning the chair and applying a new finish...it's gorgeous and very sound. It can't wait to rock my new son...such a special gift!
Posted: 8/31/2008 • Link to this review
We purchased a claw foot oak table at auction. It was dirty, dull and too short. Joe was able to raise the table a couple of inches and make the finish look incredible. It still has the "antique" look, but now looks like a well cared for antique. We would highly recommend Joe's work.
Posted: 7/01/2008 • Link to this review