Collecting rooms of matching golden oak furniture required decades. But shortly after their new home was completed, a fire almost consumed them. Declared a loss by the insurance company, the homeowners chose restoration rather than a cash settlement and beginning the collection again.
The more than two dozen pieces included a dining room table with leaves and cabinets. All had water and smoke damage and some were seriously charred. Golden oak furniture was a mass produced style in tribute to the expensive Craftsman Style. They share solid wood elements and construction. This allowed the 1/8" or so of burn to be scraped away to reveal clean wood. All original parts were retained. The water damage required a complete refinishing. The original colors and finishes did not match but now it was possible to stain them all the same.