The woods of choice for our Grandfather Tall Case Clocks are
American Black Cherry, Tiger Maple, Birdseye Maple, and Mahogany. We begin with rough lumber
and every part of this future heirloom is produced in our shop.Our clock cases are constructed entirely
in solid wood using mortise and tenon pegged joints, locked and splined mitered corners, and dovetails.
As important as time honored joinery techniques are, the successful completion of each piece
is ultimately dependent upon the finish. Our clocks are available in a Hand Rubbed Natural Oil Finish,
Hand Rubbed Natural Lacquer Finish, a variety of hand painted decorations and faux finishes,
and a Hand Rubbed Stained and Lacquered Finish.
The oil finish we create is extremely durable and requires an occasional replenishing of the wood surface.
Our lacquer finish is a twelve step process that may be simply wiped clean with a damp cloth, with an occasional polishing with a good non-silicone polish, such as is available from Goddards.
Our finish is not a “processed” finish, but one that is subtly glowing with the warmth of a well patinated antique.
Our stained finishes enhance the natural beauty of the wood, they do not mask or hide the grain.
We welcome your custom requests so please call for quotes.