Antique chestnut door restoration XVIII° century Sant’Arsenio Salerno vallo di Diano Italy

Object: Antique chestnut door restoration XVIII° century Period: last XVIII° century Style: Traditional rustic Provenance: Sant’Arsenio, vallo di Diano, SA, southern Italy Description: Doorway of an old barn local of a noble palace of the province of Salerno, in the Vallo di Diano, southern Italy.  Palace statile of Sant’Arsenio, in the historic center, ancient door completely handmade. Has undergone some structural changes especially in the lower part, where there are also structural damage to the wood due to weather and insect that eat the wood itself.  Good conservation conditions of the original patina. Restoration: Started with the removal of the…

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Renovation of a series of chestnut wood fixtures

Renovation chestnut wood fixtures

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. Period: second half of the twentieth century Style: Eclectic Provenance: Vallo di Diano, SA, Southern Italy Description: This is a series of solid chestnut window frames to Athena Lucan. Discrete invoice, acceptable conditions except for a retreaded element in part. Restoration: Removing paint layers deposited over time. Reconstruction of the lower area of an element. Repainting brush with paint single cycle and use of a product with the double function of coloring and wood protection of easier maintenance in time. glass application chamber 12 mm. Renovation chestnut wood fixtures Renovation chestnut wood…

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Restructuring of the frame in the main historic building chestnut wood

Restructuring of a chestnut wood balcony

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. Period: last quarter of the nineteenth century, the first half of the twentieth century Style: Eclectic Provenance: Vallo di Diano, SA, Southern Italy Description: This is the central building of the frame that for reasons of scale and value has not been replaced in the building under renovation. conservative restoration as far as possible and complete reconstruction of the lower portion of the window frame and the frame of the same with functional improvements. Restoration: Original the casing remained at the bottom of the outer casing, completely empty inside due to an…

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Restructuring of a fixture and a chestnut wood door

Restructuring of a door and a chestnut wood window

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. Period: last quarter of the eighteenth century, the first half of the nineteenth century Style: Neoclassical Provenance: Vallo di Diano, SA, Southern Italy Description: Originally windows of a palace built in the late eighteenth century. Manufactured entirely in solid chestnut, native wood essence used constantly in the realization of frames for its hardness and resistance to weathering and wood insects. Built with excellent craftsmanship and careful choice of the cutting areas of the trunk. Excellent condition. Restoration: More than a restoration it is a readjustment for another building, a choice that has…

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Work, products, techniques, the interventions that go to make the object have conservative and recovery character

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. I have a university education but I attended a workshop antiquarian. Conjugate these experiences to everyday practice and the constant study and updating necessary in the practice of this profession where you never stop learning, especially from the past. I try before you begin a job of framing historically and stylistically mobile that I face identifying interventions that has suffered over time, and the general state of conservation of the piece. The interventions that go to make the object have conservative and recovery character as far as possible of a condition as…

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Iroko windows restructuring

House renovation iroko windows

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Restoration of a chestnut wood door, 1932

Chestnut door restoration

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. State of preservation before surgery The state of preservation was discreet, in the lower part of the door was in place a thermitic attack, while the right door had one of the uprights broken at one point. The closing and opening of the doors and of the dark was not completely feasible due to repainting stratified, oxidation and in some cases failure of hardware. The restoration The precarious conditions of the conservation status of the door: a right wing mast broke at one point, did the intervention in the first instance focus…

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Restructuring of a set of oak frames

Restructuring house oak wood windows

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. Frames in oak, 70 years of the twentieth century, Botrugno, LE. State of affairs before the operation Doors and windows not well made oak. In the past, window frames were the subject of a major woodworking intervention to try to mitigate planning errors. The brass bands have been added in this intervention. The state of conservation of the windows was fair: numerous repainting prevented proper functionality of the fixtures, but the wood was in good storage conditions. The surgery The intervention goal was primarily to restore the functionality of the window frames,…

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