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September General Meeting - Chip Webster - The Fine Art of Antique Restoration

  • 21 Sep 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom Online


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Guild General Meeting

September 21, 2021

Chip Webster

The Fine Art of Antique Restoration

The problem: A friend comes to you with a family heirloom and wants it repaired. What do you do?

If you are our fellow Guild member, Chip Webster, you know the answer. If you’page1image329361056re not Chip Webster (and only one person is), then tune-in to Chip’s presentation on repairing “Grandma’s Table” at our September 21st monthly meeting.

Chip has been building and restoring furniture in Portland for 15 years. After moving to Portland from the Atlanta GA area, he started Furniture and Finishes, his furniture restoration company.

Central to any restoration is planning. Before beginning any work, Chip assesses the piece to discover its structure and its restoration potential. Some questions he asks before he starts work are: Are the joints solid or do they require re-assembly? Can the piece be stripped to bare wood to pro- vide a clean start? What type of finish should be applied? What color is desired?

Only after answering these questions, and many similar questions, can the work begin on the piece. Chip creates a detailed work plan. He advises us to envision the final result and work toward that vision. A detailed plan should arise out of that vision and guide your work.

Chip has been a long-standing member of the Guild, serving in many capacities, not the least of which is as a teacher. On the day of our meeting, for example, he will be teaching an advanced course on the router. Chip’s deep interest in the advancement of the Guild has been demonstrated by years of service. Don’t miss Chip’s presentation at the September meeting as he shows us how he works his magic with wood, turning what was once almost worthless into a family heirloom.

Flame Mahogany - before and after of a yard sale find turned into an heirloom. This piece is called a server and was coated with paint hiding the beautiful crotch mahogany veneer. This is now.


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