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..
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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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 »
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.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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.
I've had a dining room table for a few years that needed leaves made a good sprucing up. I've looked for just the right person to take care of my table and Joe came highly reccomended. I am absolutely amazed by the work he did. He built two leaves that look like they were original to the piece and he refinished it perfectly. It takes my breath away every time I walk by it. I have several pieces that I plan on turning over to the capable hands of Joe Bailey. Thank you so much!
Joe did a wonderful job for us redoing a dining room table, washstand, bench and shelf (all antiques). The table needed extra special TLC and Joe did a superb, detailed job on every tiny piece! He is great and much better price than another estimate we got.
Joe restored my Dad's metal medicine cabinet, and it turned out great! He really puts his all in his work, and it shows. Would highly recommend him!
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!!!
Joe has restored three mahogany pieces for me and each one looks beautiful, better, in fact, than my memory of them in their prime. The first was a server that my mother had purchased in 1941.She kept it in its original condition until 1975 when she retired to Florida. Then she had it painted antique white, to better match her new sunny environment. Iíve had the server for about fifteen years now and last May I called Joe Bailey about restoring the wood. He came out to look at the piece, gave me an estimate on the work, and two months later brought back the server looking like a real treasure. The rich wood grain shows beautifully. I was so pleased that I asked him to restore two small, hand-carved tables that my grandfather, who was a cabinet-maker, made in the 1920ís. Like the server, they look lovely. Very fine work at reasonable price. Highly recommend.
Tree fell on house with lots of furniture damage including piano top. Joe made all wood look really good and very reasonable price. Thanks Joe.
Where is Joe because my wood is not looking good?! He refinished my table top in November of last year for $500. He was nice enough and delivered on time but after a few months we had a problem with white spots showing up on the table after guests left their ice tea glasses there. The finish was suppose to keep this very thing from happening. After leaving numerous voicemail messages and sending emails (with pictures of the damage), I've gotten no response from Joe. I'll now have to pay someone else to come in and take a look because after 5 months of follow up on this, I'm as worn out as my table looks.
After reading reviews on Kudzu I decided to take an antique barrister bookcase to Joe to be repaired. It was in bad shape and required a lot of work. Joe searched 3 months for a piece of glass and door knob to fit the bottom panel and found pieces from the same era and manufacturer. I have several other pieces I'm going to take to him given the high quality of his work.
The chewed up china cabinet in Joe's online photos belonged to my great-grandmother, and I was heartbroken when my dog chewed it in a storm. After Joe's great repairs, it is beautiful, and in better shape than it had ever been during my lifetime. Since then, Joe has repaired or improved many other items, including changing the color of a cedar chest and repairing extensive water damage to a dining table. If I could give him 6 stars, I would.
A moving company cracked my great-grandmothers dining room table that I inherited in half. Joe did a tremendous job in repairing the table and it looks better than I have ever remembered it looking. Thank you. Highly recommend.
Joe recently refinished a beat-up old kitchen table for me and it now looks like new. He is a real craftsman and I recommend him highly. His prices are very reasonable and it is easy to keep in contact with him. Stop looking -- you won't do better!
Joe reattached the front piece that had separated from a dresser draw for me. Although it was a small job, he gladly helped me out and repaired the drawer so that it's good as new. I would definitely use Joe for any kind of furniture repair or restoration job. Plus he's such a interesting and personable guy to talk to. Thanks Joe!
We took my Mom's old rocking chair that our kids had just about destroyed to Joe, and he was able to to bring it back to life. Joe was unbelievable! He is truly a master of his craft! We would recommend Joe anytime. Thanks Joe! Hugh and Angie
I took Joe a coffee table and a side table to have them distressed and weathered, and he exceeded my expectations with a finish that is amazing. Not only can he make old things look new, he can make new things look wonderfully old! I enjoyed my visit to his shop so much that I that I left with with a custom mirror and frame that were found in his stockpile of parts! He's a great guy that does amazing work at a reasonable price in a short time!
My Mom had a spool cabinet in our house as long as I can remember. No one wanted it when we divvied up the furniture. Joe made it look better than I ever remembered. It looks amazing and I am passing it along to my daughter. Highly recommend him!