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.
Not only did Joe make my Grandmother's oak rocking chair look good, he made it look better than I had ever hoped. Joe treated it like it were his own grandmother's rocker, and even explained to me how the quarter sawn oak showed the fine craftmanship of its day. Now Grandma's rocking chair is a family heirloom to cherish in the years to come. Thanks Joe!
Joe just dropped off my furniture. It was falling apart and peeling. It looks amazing! It looks more beautiful than when I bought it! Thank you Joe for the work you did and at a reasonable rate. I will use you to restore my dining room table too! Laura
For our first child, we wanted to have 2 dressers restored to match the new crib we bought. Joe explained that one of the pieces, passed down from my wife's father, was actually a "great piece." He was extremely knowledgeable about the type of wood and took great care to match the contemporary espresso color. We highly recommend him.
I had a fairly expensive breakfast table with a faux finish. The table had several white blemishes where something hot was placed on the table. Joe stripped some of the finish off the table and faux finished the table again and it looks brand new again. He also added a finish that would not be so sensitive to hot items placed on the table in the future.
many years of experience and an artists eye for detail . Joe can turn a damaged or abused piece of furniture into a lovingly cared for heirloom with just a little character or to look showroom new at the customer's request. Joe's work product is superior and his prices very reasonable. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a true artisan in furniture restoration. He also happens to be a really nice guy.
I recently took a couple of black lacquer loudspeakers to Joe to have their finish repaired where they had been damaged. Even up close in natural light you can not find where they were repaired. Joe definitely exceeded my expectation and I will bring him more in the future. Not sure you could find anyone better.
I took my great-grandmothers 105 year old wardrobe to be refinished. He did an excellent job and made it look like new. On top of the quality of work he offered to deliver the piece for a small fee which was above and beyond. I will definitely use Joseph Bailey in the future. I highly recommend him!
Over the last ten years Joe has worked on several treasured family antiques that I wouldn't trust leaving with anyone else. He recently restored my dining room table which can be seen as the third thumbnail from the bottom, left hand side. Joe can turn a damaged or abused piece of furniture into a lovingly cared for heirloom with just a little character or to look showroom new at the customer's request. Joe's work product is superior and his prices very reasonable. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a true artisan in furniture restoration. He also happens to be a really nice guy. John from Norcross
Joe Bailey's customer service is excellent. The first time around, we didn't get the color quite right to match my bed, and he wanted to make sure I loved my piece. So, he painstakingly re-did it for me and it's perfect. My only complaint is that his business is quite busy, and it took a little longer than expected.... but my desk was worth the wait. Thank you, Joe! Look forward to working with you again!
I'd taken my grandmother's Lane cedar chest to another so-called furniture "repair" place and they said they couldn't fix it - the legs were severely water damaged and the veneer was pulling off, the lid had several water rings and the inside had deep scratches in it. Figuring I'd get a 2nd opinion, I called Joe and he said he hadn't met a piece of furniture he couldn't make look better! Boy, was he right! My hope chest looks great now - you can't even tell where any of the damage was! Joe's great - takes his time w/ each piece and his prices are reasonable for the amount of time and and workmanship that's required. He is very proud of his work and he should be!
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!
If youíre looking for someone to restore/refinish a precious piece of furniture, look no further. Joseph is a first class craftsman. I have a secretary that my great-grandfather had made in the 1880ís or í90ís. It had been sitting in my grandmotherís basement for years, then it was moved to my fatherís attic where it sat for many more years. It looked like a piece of junk, the desk front was broken at the hinges, one of the doors was cracked and the hinges bent, the moldings were all falling off, it had missing veneer, etc, etc, etc. I took it to Joseph on a recommendation from a furniture maker friend of mine. Wow, Joseph delivered the restored piece on Monday and I was thrilled with the results Ė itís just gorgeous; Iím sure my children will be fighting over who gets it. Joseph's attention to detail is amazing. Everything was done to keep the historical accuracy of the piece and the results are beautiful. Thank you Joseph; Jeff
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.
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.
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.