Woodwork by George

 Custom Design and Antique Restoration

Furniture, Cabinetry, Carving

 

George Greider

8425A Cheswick, Houston, TX 77037

281.931.8871

george@woodworkbygeorge.com

Serving Houston and beyond since 1979

 

Need an estimate?  Call or email me today.  Let me work for you!

George in his workshop using one of his lathes

 

Customers bring me everything from damaged furniture, to ideas for new pieces, and challenge me to find solutions...from reproducing an 18th century Russian headboard, to custom-designing wooden boxes for oil field equipment.

Like many gifted craftsman, George Greider enjoyed success in another line of work but eventually moved full-time into his passion -- working with wood, designing furniture, restoring pieces that had seen better days, and carving the elements necessary to bring  antique furniture back to its former glory.  It all started when, at the age of 12, he built a table saw in the family basement so he could work with wood whenever he wanted.  Over the years, he has amassed an impressive array of machinery and tools to handle both small projects and large in his spacious workshop.  Below are some photos reflecting his skill and creativity as both designer of new items and restorer of old ones.

 

Antique Restoration Projects...

A Cinderella Story -- Neglected 19th century framework becomes the base for a magnificent dining table with a draw-leaf parquet top as designed and executed by George.

Frame held together with iron bars

 

 

Pieces of oak parquet for a new top

 

 

View from below of new draw-leaf top

 

 

Finished table with top extended

 

 

Smooth as Silk -- A 19th century French Gothic table, whose leaves were missing and requiring the strength of Hercules to pull it apart, was transformed by George into a smoothly functioning extension system incorporating custom-made leaves to match the original top.  Extending this table is now effortless.

Underside of table with new sliding mechanism installed

 

 

Push-botton to release sliding mechanism and pull table apart

 

 

Table open for placement of leaves

 

 

Table top extended with leaves inserted

 

 

French antique table given a new life with new leaves and sliding mechanism

 

 

 

From Michael Markley, Co-Owner of M. Markley Antiques --

The French antique furniture we import and sell is heavily carved and full of intricacies in structure and function.  We needed a seasoned expert and someone we could trust to handle restoration and repair work.  We have never encountered anyone with the skill and creativty that George possesses.  He understands the techniques used in the 19th century, which are essential to repairing and renewing furniture, resulting in pieces that will be treasured by current owners and future generations.  We admire George's commitment to excellence and his dedication to preserving the output of artisans of centuries past.  

 

 

Examples of New Furniture Made by George

custom-designed mirror and cabinet

Custom-Designed Cabinet and Mirror

 

custom-designed gun cabinet

Custom-Designed Gun Cabinet

 

Custom-Designed Rocking Chair

 

custom-designed china cabinet

 Custom-Designed China Cabinet or Bookcase

 

custom-designed chair base

Custom-Designed Barstool

 


Taking a peek inside George's workshop...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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