Since 1972. Some businesses are for making a profit. Mine is for providing a service. Instruction, hands-on, guidance at hand. If the item can be restored, I will do it. Refinishing for the sole purpose of changing the color is not to be done. Finest materials and methods. Safety is the most important thing in life. All that needs to be done, including finish work, repair, caning (seatweaving) and antique style upholstering. Teaching is a duty.