Homestead Finishing Products
Repair and Restoration - Shagreen
Wood Finisher - Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:02 am
Post subject: Shagreen
I'm repairing a deco cabinet - fall front over doors. The bottom right door was torn by a dog. I'm checking for a skin supplier - I think it is ray - sanded + buffed. This kind of repair doesn't come along often so any help where a piece of skin can be obtained is greatly appreciated.
R Boardman - Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:21 pm
Wish I could help, but don't have any answers
Wood Finisher - Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:04 pm
I found a guy on e-bay who sells rays skins.
They are bleached + buffed down -
I guess the trick will be matching the finish on top of the skin after application.
Jeff - Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:32 pm
Contact Pollaro Custom Furniture here. Ask if they might have any pieces to sell or where you can get some. It was used extensively in Art Deco furniture and Pollaro specializes in it.
Pollaro Custom Furniture, Inc.
1100 Lousons Road
Union, NJ 07083
Tel - 908.206.1888
Fax - 908.206.1881
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wood Finisher - Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:44 pm
Thanks Jeff -
I have heard of Pollaro - didn't think to call -
Have seen photos of his reproduction Ruhlman pieces and the steinway he did.
Jeff do you not think the skins on e-bay would work?
Jeff - Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:16 pm
Didn't look at e-bay.
Wood Finisher - Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:25 pm
That link is above if you have a chance -