Norton's Restorations was
founded in 1992. Master restorer, Michael Norton has over 34 years of restoration, woodwork, finishing and furniture making expertise. He has been providing his services, here in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, for more than 24 years. Our clients include private collections, designers, sho
Norton's Restorations was
founded in 1992. Master restorer, Michael Norton has over 34 years of restoration, woodwork, finishing and furniture making expertise. He has been providing his services, here in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, for more than 24 years. Our clients include private collections, designers, showrooms, fine homes, contractors and commercial properties for Dallas/Fort Worth. We also accept commissions from anywhere in the country. Our business continues to grow, as we accumulate hundreds of stories to share of preserving our history. Carrying on the legacy and heritage of traditional woodwork, craftsmanship, French Polishing, period furniture and antique restorations.
We specialize in the restoration of period furniture and antiques, made between ca. 1600 - ca. 1900. We cover all aspects of restoration, from museum quality conservation, to partial and complete restoration, repairs, finishing and refurbishing. Preservation treatment for beetles and worms, dry rot, water damage and mold. Repairs, refurbishing and refinishing. Fine woodwork, carving, inlay, veneering, gold leafing (oil & water), finishes, ornamentation, ormolu, mounts, hardware, locks, keys, and leather. Our materials, techniques and tools are the same as those used for over 300 years. Specifically, traditional hand tools, hot hide glue, shellac and wax.
French Polishing is an early 1800's process of applying shellac to wood. Building a finish of unsurpassed durability and restorative properties. Proven by over 200 years of use. It is without a doubt, the most prestigious, beautiful and lasting finish, you will ever see or hear, on fine furniture, pianos, stringed instruments, libraries or any woodwork. We have mastered these skills, and French Polished all that is mentioned and many that are not. Please inquire if you have any questions.
Having restored hundreds of pieces of antique furniture and wooden artifacts, our experience and continual research ensure the highest quality of service. We work closely with each individual client, to understand their needs and budget, explaining all options available. Customer satisfaction is our goal.
Fine Furniture, Reproductions & Architectural Millwork:
Our distinguished craftsmanship is in the antique reproductions and fine furniture we make. The making, assembly and special detail for each project, is done by expert hands in the 18th century tradition. We can design or build to suit, traditional and contemporary styles of furniture. Or, if you need a special modification to a period antique, for any purpose, we can do it, and do it well.
We also do cabinetry and millwork. Here is some of the custom woodwork we have done, arches, barley twists, molding, raised panels, columns, cabinets, bookshelves, display cases, doors and windows. Contact us with any questions or specifications for pricing.