About Bristol Woodworks
Owner David King is a cabinetmaker with over 25 years of experience in the building trades. Prior to founding Bristol Woodworks, he spent 10 years with the Smithsonian Institution as an exhibits specialist, fabricating a wide variety of exhibit display cases, diaoramas, and interactive wall panels.
While living and working in the Baltimore/Washington area, he specialized in historic preservation work for older homes and churches. Entry vestibule doors with raised panels, fluted astragals and beveled glass have also become a specialty, using solid hardwoods such as white oak and mahogany
David also designs and builds custom furniture, with influences from the early American period as well as the Arts and Crafts style. Fine details, including tapered legs, matching wood grains, beaded aprons, contrasting inlays and crisp mouldings are all featured in his furniture. Favorite woods include cherry, walnut, maple, and mahogany. Whenever possible, locally harvested woods are utilized.
Antique furniture repair and restoration is another service David provides. Loose chair runs, cracked table tops, damaged veneer, chipped carvings and distressed finishes can all be succcessfully addressed and treated. Metal and brass hardware can be cleaned, polished and lacquered.
David can also restore your interioir wood surfaces after fire and smoke damage. Damaged surfaces (such as casing trim) can be removed and taken off-site for cleaning, repair and refinishing -or, in severe cases, can be replaced with newly reproduced pieces to match the original appearance. Color and stain matching are offered as well. Wood rot and insect-damaged wood can be carefully cut out and corrected as well.
Customer references are available upon request. Please call or email for more information or if you'd like to set up an appointment to visit David's shop in Bristol, Vermont.