Oakley Restoration & Finishing, llc has evolved over 27 years from Bill Oakley’s first antique furniture restoration business, Phoenix Restoration, which was based in Brooklyn, New York.
After relocating in 1994 to Litchfield County in NW Connecticut, Bill doubled the company’s size and expanded to a two man shop. Over the years he continued to grow the business, and Oakley now employs 3 full-time Restoration Artisans in addition to himself.
Nathan just celebrated his 20th Anniversary with Oakley Restoration and over those years he has grown tremendously as a craftsman and artisan. He continuously displays his unique and exacting skills doing furniture repairs, refinishing and custom cabinet making. If it can be made, Nathan will do it!
Scott has been at this game for as long as Bill Oakley and has developed such excellent skills at not only specialized repairs on antiques but he can fool any expert with his old looking finishes! Scott has the patience to take on those difficult projects involving surgical-like skills.
Caleb is coming up on 3 hardworking years in our shop. He came with a minimum amount of knowledge, but a strong desire and skills to match. He is a welcome addition to Oakley Restoration and has become an excellent finisher in the time he has been with us. His recent projects using our wood lathe tells me that there is a very good wood turner in him too! Since he doesn't like to get his picture taken, here's his best friend Buster!