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Peach State is a local chapter of Society of American Period Furniture Makers. We host two meetings annually. Our focus is on period furniture mostly of American origin.
We have been fortunate to be able to bring in some nationally recognized presenters including SAPFM Cartouche Award winners. Most of our meeting have a weekend presentation followed by an optional hands on workshop on the following Monday and Tuesday.
We have an extensive library of photos and videos from previous meetings including instructors like Al Breed, Steve Latta, Will Neptune, Tony Kubalak, Mickey Callahan, Ron Young, Phil Lowe and Freddy Roman.
Check our gallery of member's work and our events section for upcoming meetings. Also, you can sign up for our periodic newsletter with announcements of upcoming activities under "Contact Me".
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Our fall program will feature Josh Klein from Maine. Josh is the publisher of the new magazine "Mortise and Tenon". His formal education is restoration but he does that and much more. To quote Josh,"I have since settled at home in the Downeast area. I specialize in preservation work to conserve the character and patina of each unique piece. It is always my aim to preserve as much original material as possible. Any necessary removal of damaged finish is delicately executed by hand. I offer services for those who cherish their collection and desire to see it cared for with reverence. I look forward to serving you in all your restoration needs."
Join Joshua Klein, furniture conservator and maker, as he presents a two day seminar on furniture conservation. By discussing examination techniques, materials used, restorative procedures, and documentation, Joshua will teach the essential points of caring for our objects of our heritage. The weekend will be a combination of discussion and demonstration of various techniques for appropriate restoration.
On the following Monday and Tuesday Klein will also present conservation in practice. Each participant of this two day workshop will be able to apply these techniques to their own examples of furniture restoration. The group will work together in the analysis and decision process on what restoration is appropriate and how best to achieve the desired effect. . In addition to walking through a few case studies from his studio work, he will discuss and demonstrate shellac, hide glue, paraloid-b72, safely manipulating deteriorated finishes, common structural repairs, and inpainting scratches and nicks in old surfaces. Each participant is invited to bring a project of their own but there will be sufficient other projects if you do not have a family piece you want to bring.
This weekend and optional two day seminar promises to wet your appetite for the vast world of furniture conservation.
Visit our tab "Details of Upcoming Events" to download a registration form.