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Jim Marquardt Custom Woodworking

 

Thanks for visiting with me here. As you can see from my pictures, I do a lot of different work. I enjoy making desks and "storage" type furniture - entertainment centers, office and computer units, bookcases - practical furniture for everyday living.

I do a lot in an antique style to give it a warm and usable feel. But most of all, I love repairing and restoring antique furniture. Saving an old piece of furniture from life in the basement or junkyard can be just as rewarding, if not more so - both to me and the owner - as making something new.

I started in this business over 30 years ago repairing and refinishing antique furniture, mostly my own. It was a great way to learn furniture construction techniques and soon I got the bug and started making reproductions of antiques.

When I moved to Mendocino in 1982, I began building fine cabinets and doing millwork for local contractors and homeowners in the area. As filler between jobs I would make various pieces, often clocks and weather stations, for sale in the local galleries in Mendocino. I was also president of the Mendocino Woodworkers' Association in 1984 and 1985.

Aside from two short courses in the James Krenov school in Ft. Bragg, I'm mostly self-taught. I've learned by reading, copying the techniques I see while restoring antiques, and real, live on the job training. I'm not the artistic, creative type but I make solid, well-built, long lasting pieces with your needs in mind

I semi-retired and moved north of Eureka a couple years ago. Even though I'm  trying to spend more time on the golf course than in the shop now, I still take on an occasional commission or antique restoration if I have time and the project interests me, especially during the winter. So whether you need that entertainment center, a new computer desk, or that priceless antique made well again, send me an email and I'll get back to you.


 

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Jim Marquardt


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