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
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 »
Joe restored my grandmother's Danish postmodern dining room set to better than new condition. He also helped us select the perfect finish for the best combination of durability and appearance. These pieces have been back from Joe's shop for several weeks now... and we've fallen in love with them all over again. We're thrilled! Thanks Joe!!!
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.
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!!!
The multiple positive reviews of Joe's work convinced me to have him focus his skills on my beloved family rocker. Joe works from his small shop at his home. He cares about quality and applies his skills with care. I left the rocker with the only instructions as to do his best and take as long as he needs. Excellent results as seen in the attched photos. And fairly priced. His next project from me may be my 200+ year old mantle clock.
Our Ethan Allen table & chairs needed to be refinished & painted. Joe did a beautiful job - we'll enjoy it for years to come!
Bought a cedar chest from before I saw the finished product. Liked it so much that I gave him 2 chairs, a bookcase and another cedar chest to repair & refinish. Have only gotten the chairs back @ this point and he went above & beyond in repairing them. I highly recommend this guy. He does the job like each piece is his own. Hard to find craftmanship like this these days.
Every piece of furniture that I've ever gotten has been beautifully refinished! Each piece has its own character and uniqueness to it. I wouldn't get my furniture refinished by anyone else!
I was gifted a beautiful "music" table. A Music coffee table. She looked like an upright bass guitar. She had gorgeous curves and wonderful wood tones. She was music to my eyes... Only someone failed to take care of her beauty. She had fallen into disrepair. She was distressed... unloved.. and sat crooked because she was missing her shoes. Joseph Bailey took her home and gave her tender loving care. He tuned her up... sat her up straight and worked his magic on her. He rubbed her wood lovingly... gently.. and removed her stains.. and scratches that had been unkind to her through out the years. He gave her a new coat of stain.. and waxed her wood to a high gloss. Joseph lovingly gave her new life... to do what she was created to do...and that was to be the MOST BEAUTIFUL MUSIC coffee table ever!!! Thank you Joseph for your tender loving care...and for your god given talents of working with wood. Thank you for giving new life.. to what others would think of as ....just a used up piece of wood. I have more projects in store for Joseph Baileys Wood Restoration. This company is expedient.. professional... and affordable.
A friend recommended Joe Bailey as being very talented with all kinds of furniture restoration. So I e-mailed Joe with several questions. He was quick to reply - great communication. My hesitation was to drive 1 hour each way to drop off the chair - and then to drive it again after the chair was done. Bottom line - it was worth the drive. The cane seat was replaced like it was new, and Joe perfectly matched the seat to the cane back of the chair. To top it off, he e-mailed a series of pictures to show the entire process. If you are looking for perfection, look no further. Thank you, Joe!
We loved our queen four poster reed and ribbon bed however, we wanted it to be a king size bed. After researching many sites and speaking with many 'craftsman' I KNEW when I spoke with Joe that I could finally rest because HE knows restoration!! Our bed was quiet the challenge but he came through for us with AMAZING quality to detail and quality. He is worth it ALL!!! I can not say enough about how his years of expertise shines...like our new King bed!!! Many Thanks Joe Bailey!!!
I needed a dining room table refinished after a couple of moves and a few years of neglect. Because the table was special to me, I spent a lot of time researching the work of various craftsmen in the Atlanta area who could bring life back into my table. I found Joe through Kudzu and arranged to see his shop. I was absolutely floored by the craftmanship he demonstrated and by his love for wood. He showed me other projects he was working on and I couldn't believe anyone could bring life back into some of the damaged pieces others had brought him. I knew he was "the man" for my table. After a reasonable amount of time it was ready... all I can say is "WOW!!!" My table is absolutely incredible and it now has a hard finish yet feels like silk to the touch. My Thanksgiving house guests were impressed and the table withstood the meal none the worse. I highly recommend Joe!
Joe does a good job. He will make everything at first glance look good. Just don't expect the inside, backside or underside to be looking good. He is very expensive! The highest in the area. I expected more attention to the entire piece after his boasting about what he would do to restore my antique especially for the enormous price charged.
sean , do i know you ? have i done furniture for you ? what piece are you talking about ? i did notice that you have other bad reviews posted for furniture refinishers , are you in the refinish business or just a professional bad reviewer ? i would be glad to address your problem personally if it is true , i never let a customer go away unhappy , and certainly never overcharged, i am certain my prices are way below market..
I needed more than restoration. I asked Joe to convert a TV armoire into a different piece to use in my living room. He took the vision I had in my head and made it a reality. I have had the piece back now for some time and each time I pass by it, I stop to admire its beauty. You can really see how much Joe enjoys what he does through the beauty of his work.
Excellent work delivered as promised for the agreed price. What more could anyone ask? We will be asking Joe to finish more furniture for us.
We have been looking for some time to have someone restore an antique Dutch clock and a mid-century modern rocking chair. We are delighted to have found Joe Bailey, who not only is knowledgeable and skilled, but also really cares about his craft. He did a beautiful job restoring two of our treasured pieces.
Sound familiar? You have a beautiful piece of furniture, perhaps an old family heirloom or an antique and you've promised someone that you'll refinish it for them. You may even have the knowledge and equipment to do it. But then, life gets in the way. You're busy with work, the grass needs to be cut, the kids have a soccer game, the dog ate your homework. I'd promised my wife that I'd refinish her childhood chiffarobe. Life is busy and I never got to it. I searched Kudzu.com and found Joe Bailey. I emailed him some pictures of the chiffarobe, got a quote, dropped it off, and about 4 weeks later received our treasure back from him. His work is magnificent! It didn't look like a new piece of furniture. We didn't want that. It looked as if it had been perfectly taken care of for 40-50 years. All the defects had been repaired, but most importantly, he was able to preserve the age and character of the piece. We were so pleased with his work that we had him take a second piece back to his shop to be refinished. So even if you know how to refinish furniture (you probably don't), and you have the equipment you need (don't kid yourself), you're like me and just don't have the time. So call or email Joe. I simply can't recommend Joe Bailey more highly. He is truly a craftsman of the highest order.