There’s nothing quite like the beauty of the old Denver home. Built into the landscape rather than on it. Coddled by large trees and hills. These homes speak of proportion and symmetry, scale and form. We love restoring Historic Denver Homes!
Combining vintage woodworking techniques with an intimate knowledge of local historic architecture, we are able to provide repairs that seem to disappear into the original historic wood. Careful conservation of original historic wood is the most cost effective way to preserve the unmistakable beauty of Denver historic buildings or to harmoniously introduce new woodwork into an existing structure. We work with owners and architects to make sure that sound, repairable, historic woodwork is not needlessly destroyed.
We understand that what makes our Denver historic architecture unique is the original craftsman. We restore historic buildings to the structural stability that it requires to endure in service without depriving it of the distinctive character that makes it a historic beauty. As a general rule, we seek to produce a sound durable repair that preserves as much of the original wood as is possible. We rely on the building itself to guide us towards the least invasive solution as we dismantle the damaged work.
We do not only rely on traditional techniques, we have available to us today a whole array of wood restoration and preservation techniques which allow us to restore damaged existing wood, often in place, thus preserving the original wood surface. We do not have readily available to us the high grade, highly durable first growth lumber used by the original craftsmen. So restoration of the existing wood using high tech materials is often the most practical and most aesthetically appropriate solution.
DOWD RESTORATION is a Denver Historic Restoration specialist with extensive experience with Denver historical buildings and specializing in restoration carpentry. Our skills include state of the art conservation of timber frame structures, historic wood window restoration and general repair of historic millwork, interior and exterior. Refurbishing a timeworn, derelict or mistreated piece of the past and renovating it for future generations to relish is tremendously satisfying work. Let DOWD RESTORATION help you with your next historic restoration project!