Robert Chickey of Bespoke-Finish, his wood-finishing company, joined the Practical Preservation podcast to discuss information about his consulting business and his specialization in creating accurate, long-lasting wood-finishing work for restoration and preservation projects. We covered a multitude of topics including:
- His background in the construction industry and how dissatisfaction with modern techniques and finishes underscored his contrasting desire to reveal the natural grain of wood
- His process for accentuating wood grain and the years of study and technique that resulted in this niche-skill
- His current work primarily as a consultant to architects and designers
- Trends and challenges in preservation related to wood-finish
- Tips for homeowners to know before they buy products or hire contractors
Robert is also in the process of writing a book that will include in-depth information on his wood-finishing techniques. Follow him online to stay up-to-date.