Historic Mahogany Wood Doors Restoration for Breakers Interior

Historic Mahogany Wood Doors Restoration for Breakers Interior
Newport
Rhode Island

The finish on the large, heavy mahogany wood doors connecting the first floor rooms of the Breakers had become crazed and dull and needed conservation after over a hundred years of use.  Using a hydraulic table, each door was carefully removed from its hinges and transported to the shop for this wood finish conservation project.  Since the doors had a thick finish, it was possible to remove the crazing and restore the doors without going through the finish.  After each surface had become smooth, they were cleaned, then polished and given coats of brown wax.

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