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
piece is ultimately dependent upon the finish. Our clocks are available in a Hand
Natural Oil Finish, a 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 an occasional replenishing of the
wood surface is all
that is necessary. 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
they do not mask or hide the grain.
We welcome your custom requests so please call for quotes.