Often people don’t understand old clamps or the reason why I’m so partial to them. But as they say, an image is worth a thousand words. #notbessey
From paint to solvent brushes they all get cleaned with the masters brush cleaner and preserver. Highly recommended and I actually bought we my hard earned money.
When someone in the family shows an inkling of interest in my work or the willingness to work with their hands I invite them to work with me. Really I just call and tell them they are going to work with me so be ready. And that’s exactly what happen today with my cousin Justin. He is eager and willing so why not let him learn to work with his hands. Today was a great day and it brought so much joy to have him working with me. I hope for many more situations like this. In the end I treated him right and he got paid. For I know what it means to be young and money hungry. Actually I still am money driven, come to think about it.
In the process of making several temporary doors for job sites that I’m removing the doors from. This will ensure safety and prevent the tenants from getting losing heat.
When finishing a handrail you must act as a toddler-crawl on your hands and knees to make sure you didn’t miss a thing.
These Newel posts take for ever to stain and there are 5 of them!
Let’s get this hand rail done!
As restorers we can save a lot more then you may think. Perfect example can be seen in the image. This is a Danish modern chair left open to the elements for years. That is until the new owner who respects the form and quality of the piece realized this piece could possibly be restored. That’s where I come in, Freddy “Hollywood” Roman 😬. I worked my so called magic and brought new life to a piece once destined to be tossed into the trash. So next time instead of replacing consider saving and restoring. You will be surprised what we as restorers can do for you!
Look who decide to be “romantic” for hand tools and show up @thefurnitureinstituteofma ! The man, the legend @kevinoconnortoh. Pleasure to finally meet! Photo credit: Freddy Hollywood. Aka that’s me.
The more onsite work you do the more work you get. Called for one thing but now on my 9th thing. #forhire #newengland #Boston #repair #thisoldhouse #onsitework #freddyromanmakerandrestorer
Brett in the shop is doing great a job on these barn like doors. Once a mahogany deck turned into doors.
I love history and old buildings. Today I got to walk this gem with opportunity to restore a lot of the woodwork. #preservingthepast #thisoldchurch #thisoldbuilding #secondchance
In the shop Brett is getting ready to make some sapele brackets!
Just needs a little edge detail and we are ready for finish.
1 of 2 long horn stands in process! #12hourhalfday is what live by #freddyromanmakerandrestorer
The first coat of varnish on this awesome quartered dawn white oak #entrydoor made in Massachusetts #MAde by yours truly #freddyromanmakerandrestorer who is always #forhire #thisoldhouse #thisolddoor