Wood Restoration, Repair, & Replication

Wood Restoration

Historic wood paneling, railings, doors, and trim frame opulent decoration to complete the period design aesthetic

Wood restoration involves conservation cleaning, repair and reversible coatings that restore the original color and detail without permanent alteration.

When a new, wood structure is called for it is often impossible to obtain the same species of wood as the original. In these cases, Canning Co. artisans replicate the grain and color with paint and glazes to achieve a perfect match to the original material.

SELECTED PROJECTS

We restored the decorative paintings and murals that had been painted over decades earlier and revealed with historic paint analysis and exposures.

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Our team coordinated all work and trades, responsible for the restoration of all designs for the Art Deco movie theatre built by Warner Brothers.

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Our team conducted archival research, hands-on investigation, and interpretation to inform the restoration of plaster, wood, and decorative finishes.

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We were able to uncovered original colors, patterns, and finishes to conserve 24 murals while restoring Stations of the Cross and the scagliola columns.

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The St. Mary’s Chapel restoration involved conservation cleaning without damaging the surface or altering the color of the historic cast stone.

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Our team provided restoration of the plaster, decorative painting, and historic woodwork repair and refinishing at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building.

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Our conservation artists refinished the historic woodwork throughout the house, plaster restoration, and reproduced wallpaper of the Mark Twain House.

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We carefully conserved and restored all aspects of the Luzerne County Courthouses historic fabric: marble, metal, plaster, paint, and mural artwork.

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At Gasson Hall, Boston College, Canning Co. provided the historic finishes investigation and analysis needed to restore the interior to its original design scheme.

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John Canning Co. revealed original colors and decoration with an historic paint analysis, performed wood conservation cleaning on furniture and wood trim, and repaired plaster and wood as needed.

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Canning Co. scheduled all trades and performed specialty contracting to conserve and restore fine-art murals, ornamental plaster, gilding, decorative finishes and the parquet floor of the ornately decorated Cosmos Club ballroom in Washington, DC.

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Historic paint analysis uncovered the original church decoration which was restored for 22 fine art murals and a series of simulated stained glass windows.

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John Canning Co. traveled to Hawaii to restore the phenomenally intricate, historic Islamic stencil decoration at Doris Duke’s Shangri La, Center for Islamic Arts and Cultures where protecting against the environmental stresses of oceanfront moisture, salt, and wind were factored into our solutions.

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