Miles Of Wood -Custom Woodwork in Miami Fl
Miles of Wood -Historical Preservation and Restoration
Preservation and restoration of historic structures requires care and dedication. Having worked on several historic Art-Deco hotels on Miami Beach, Miles of Wood has come to respect and revere the workmanship of the wood fixtures as they were designed, built, and installed generations ago. Much of the materials are in fact superior to their modern equivalent, as the first growth forests that supplied the wood had tighter growth rings and, thus, denser and stronger grain. We use techniques to bring damaged and neglected materials back to life, ensuring that the maximum amount of original material remains. When damage is irreparable, we take care in selecting old-growth lumber to match originals and we cut new knives for moulders and shapers to ensure that reproductions are exact. We can repair or replace sash windows as needed, replacing the sash cord or sash chain and hardware so that the windows remain operable. We apply fine woodworking techniques to on-location circumstances, because so much of historic preservation must be done on-site. Preservation and restoration is not only the responsible action, but when done correctly, it is elegant and beautiful.
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Franklin Hotel Restoration

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305-300-6370