Steve Handy is known as one of the leading experts in antiques in the Portland area. Collectors and insurance companies have relied on this expertise for appraisals, insurance work and estate sales.
Refinishing & Restoration
As a third generation antique restoration expert, Steve is able to perfectly match finishes and colors for fine furniture restoration. Using only natural products, he carefully hand finishes all items with no dipping, spraying or other mass production processes.
This care restores fine antiques to museum quality. Even fire or water damaged items can be saved and brought back to lustrous life.
- Early American furniture and accessories.
- Customized hand-finishing and restoration.
- Repairs using old European and American techniques.
Repairs and Custom Furniture Creations
Trained in European and American old world furniture repair, Steve can repair, rebuild or create furniture with authentic processes.
Steve has extensive experience creating custom designed tables, china, bureaus and other furniture using authentic styles and processes.
Specific Processes Include:
- Mortice and tennon construction
- Hand dovetailing
- Lathe work
- Wood matching
- Veneer work
- Stabilizing and Gluing loose furniture
Networks built through his many years in the antique business, enable Steve to locate special items and assist designers and collectors in sourcing.