I make wood look good... Please email us pictures of the project you need restored to ..JOWOODLOOKGOOD@COMCAST.NET we do finish, refinish, restoration, repair, touch-up and maintenance of fine woodwork, and furniture. Expert restoration of mid-century pieces. Repairs and restoration to sculptures and art pieces. Business & residential services. 30+ years experience in metro Atlanta.
I was born into a furniture making family in vermont , they were from the old world, old school. My.. uncle Francis "Bud" Carpenter is a world renowned clock maker/woodworker who studied in the black forest of germany . He has the family history book dating from 1612 , when our ancestor, as an irish indentured servant became the town carpenter of London, hence the family name (my mothers side) Carpenter...As a child it became evident quickly that in my training i couldn't cut a straight line to save my life, but i could hide my mistakes quite well ... with artwork and finishes. I was ,and am, in love with the look and feel of wood and the natural artwork that God provides in graining and colors and texture. After years of studying and becoming a starving artist in the 60's, i mixed my woodworking heritage and my art training and have endeavored to make "wood look good" as a business ever since..
2012, 2013, 2014
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 ..........
After getting back my childhood high-chair, I realized that it really needed to be refinished. I called and talked to many people to get quotes and ask questions and Joe had reasonable prices and... listened to what I wanted. After getting the work back I was AMAZED at how well it looked. He even put restaurant grade clear coat on to protect it from the abuse a high-chair receives. If you want to give an old piece some love, don't hesitate to take it to Joe.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
I found Joe Bailey on Kudzu and reached out regarding a table I loved that needed significant repair. Joe promptly responded to me and confirmed he could take care of it. When I dropped the table... off, Joe immediately knew all about this unique table and gave me every assurance I was in good hands. Picked up table today and was overwhelmed! Such a great job. It looks amazing and I could not be happier! I recommend him wholeheartedly!!!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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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.
Joe refinished a vintage pair of 1974 walnut speakers for me and they look brand new again. Now he is working on another project for me. I highly recommend. A+ work.
Joe did a tremendous job in repairing my antique dressers and desk & I will definitely use him again! In addition his timeframe and price were both reasonable.Ē
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
This person is an artist and makes wood look better than new. He is reliable, reasonable and a pleasure to do business with. I could not recommend him more.
I have known Joe and his work for nearly 20 years. There is no one else I would consider for any restoration work. I have trusted him with my most important valued items.
Wow! This guy really took his time and worked on my piano like it belonged to Elton John! I am so very glad that I decided on this company and I will never ever ever use anyone else for my wood work. He also did two nightstands for us. They look so good I almost forgot that they were restored! Use this guy! Period!
Mr. Bailey did restoration work on the headboard of my approxinmately 100 year old bed. It was squeaky due to the glue holding the many pieces of the headboard together drying out. He was very accommodating in that he got the bed back to me within a week before my guests arrived. The bed looks wonderful and the squeak is gone! I would recommend him without hesitation. He returned my bed as promised and did excellent, quality work. Joanelle
I love wood and have a lot of items in my home that needed serious attention. I got Joe's company info off Kudzu and there is no one better at achieving the results I was looking for with all of my restoration. He took great care and did exactly what he promised. He's great to deal with and always gives a very good price. You will be amazed at what he can do for a person's wood!