Joseph Bailey's  Wood Restoration Co. Art & Antique Stores, Restoration

Joseph Bailey's Wood Restoration Co.

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1618 Avon AvenueTucker, GA 30084   map »

Business overview

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..

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Service Area

  • Acworth
  • Alpharetta
  • Barrow/Walton County
  • Bartow/Pickens County
  • Buckhead
  • Buford
  • Canton
  • Carroll/Coweta County
  • Cascade Heights
  • Cherokee/Forsyth County
  • Clayton/Fayette County
  • Cobb County
  • Conyers
  • Covington
  • Crabapple
  • Cumming
  • Decatur
  • DeKalb County
  • Douglas/Paulding County
  • Douglasville
  • Downtown
  • Druid Hills/Emory
  • Duluth
  • Dunwoody
  • East Atlanta
  • Fayetteville
  • Fort McPherson
  • Greenbriar
  • Grove Park
  • Gwinnett County
  • Henry/Spalding County
  • Jonesboro
  • Kennesaw
  • Lakewood
  • Lawrenceville
  • Lilburn
  • Lithonia
  • Marietta
  • McDonough
  • Midtown
  • Newnan
  • Newton/Rockdale County
  • Norcross
  • Peachtree City
  • Riverside
  • Roswell
  • Sandy Springs
  • Smyrna
  • Snellville
  • South Atlanta
  • South Fulton County
  • Stockbridge
  • Stone Mountain
  • Tucker
  • Union City
  • VA Highland/Morningside
  • West End
  • Woodstock
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Services

  • Design or Decorating
  • Refinishing & Restoration

Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

2012, 2013

Credentials

member "PROFESSIONAL REFINISHERS GUILD" -- training at "NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF RESTORATION"-- selected "2007 ATLANTAS BEST , BY HOUSE AND GARDEN DESIGNERS SURVEY"

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • TUE
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • WED
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • THU
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • FRI
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • SAT
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • SUN
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm

* By Appointment Only

Payments Accepted

  • Cash Only
  • Personal Checks

Year Established

1975

Green Credentials

Refinishers are the original recyclers ..........

Languages Spoken

  • English

Reviews

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Fantastic Work!, 11/11/2014

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!!!

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100 year old rocker reborn, 10/07/2014

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.

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Photos (40 photos)

  • before
  • after
  • conant ball end table after
  • conant ball end table before
  • old desk refinished after
  • old desk refinished before
  • old crib repurpose as bench after
  • old crib repurpose as bench before
  • oak table refinished and extended to bar height . before
  • oak table refinished and extended to bar height after
  • old simmons steel dresser after
  • old simmons steel dresser before
  • old singer base repurposed
  • old singer base
  • antique clock before
  • antique clock after
  •  reclaimed wood look
  • antique desk in progress
  • antique table ruined
  • antique desk  complete
  • antique table complete
  • white laminate cabinets being faux finished
  • faux finish mahogany
  • piano in progress
  • piano complete
  • antique dining table stripped
  • new leaves made
  • a george nakashima  cabinet , restored .
  • corner cabinet
  • antique dining table complete
  • veterinarians medicine chest before
  • veterinarians medicine chest after
  • a doggy chew toy , before
  • after
  •  antique rocker before
  • antique rocker done

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SeanMahwir

Reviews: 3

It will look good, not great, just good.

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.

Joseph Bailey's Wood Restoration Co. replied on 10-16-2012

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..

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Ham3mer

Reviews: 1

Fantastic Work!

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!!!

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rglass01

Reviews: 1

100 year old rocker reborn

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.

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Chapmanfamily

Reviews: 2

Ethan Allen pieces revived!

Our Ethan Allen table & chairs needed to be refinished & painted. Joe did a beautiful job - we'll enjoy it for years to come!

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David Wallace

Reviews: 2

Great work & attention to detail!

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.

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mfb2013

Reviews: 1

Wouldn't choose anyone else!!!

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!

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 Shutter Bedside Table
 Refinished Dresser
 Beautiful Hope Chest
 Side Table

1Victoria

Reviews: 1

A music table comes to life.

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.

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auntieann

Reviews: 9

Rocking Chair Cane Seat - Perfect Restoration

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!

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AALand

Reviews: 1

Amazing detail and fine quality

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!!!

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Lobotomy

Reviews: 7

A Genuine Expert

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!

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SueSerafin

Reviews: 2

Amazing craftsmanship

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.

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KCLeeds

Reviews: 1

Oustanding service

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.

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rudmak

Reviews: 1

superb work

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.

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tonyski

Reviews: 4

Couldn't Be Happier

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.

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 The Finished Product

jandsmed

Reviews: 1

Excellent!

We had a farmhouse dining room table that had seen years of use, many kids and too much sunshine. We asked Joe to change the finish and match some new chairs, changing the table from a very light pine to a mahogany. The results were fantastic! The color is perfect and the table looks better than ever. Wish we had taken our table to Joe years ago! Excellent job... we'll be back to see you again, Joe!

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