Oakley Restoration & Finishing, llc has evolved over the past 30 years from Bill Oakley’s first antique furniture restoration business, Phoenix Restoration, which was based in Brooklyn, New York.
After relocating in 1994 to New Milford in Litchfield County 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 4 full-time Restoration Artisans in addition to himself.
Nathan has over 20 years 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 expert furniture repairs, refinishing and custom furniture 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 furniture repairs and antique restoration but he can fool any expert with his old looking finishes! He’s also skilled at repairing older locks and cutting new keys for them. I joke that there’s nothing that comes into the shop that he won’t figure a way to repair it. Scott has the patience to take on those difficult projects involving surgical-like skills.
Rich is our newest team member having recently celebrated his 2 year anniversary with us and we're happy to have him aboard! He has been working hard at learning antique restoration and furniture refinishing techniques from the rest of the team and has shown a natural aptitude for it. I see a bright future for Rich in our shop.
Fawn has been repairing furniture as long as any of us. She specializes in all types of seat weaving and caning. You bring it and Fawn will do it! I haven't come across anything that she hasn't been able to do. So happy to have her as one of our crew!