Custom Woodworking & Historic Restoration
If you are restoring a Century or Victorian home, rely on Simmonds Woodturning to reproduce your Porch Posts, Porch Columns, Newels, Balusters, Spires, Finials, King Posts, etc. to your exacting details. With our superb attention to detail and accuracy we will reproduce your existing piece for a restoration project. Also, with just a drawing and some dimensions, we can also tackle any forms custom work. We will bring your project to life. If you require a quote for custom work please contact us and include a sketch or a photo with some measurements. We will thrilled to get started.
Above are three examples of custom orders in which we replicated historic woodturnings
How to measure your original piece for accurate reproduction:
Simply secure a tape measure at the top of a post (TAPE IN PLACE IF NECESSARY) and drop it down the center of the post to the ground. Do not move tape measure while shooting all photo’s, leave in place.
Take several images straight on (without ever moving the tape measure). Check your photos to make sure the numbers and markings on tape measure can be easily seen.
Be sure to add some of the diameter measurements. Simply apply pieces of masking tape to the piece at points to be callipered (MEASURED), and write these measurements on the masking tape as shown in the photo’s below. The more measurements you include, the more accurate we can be.