Shop Bio

I spent 5 years in college as an art major, learning painting and printmaking which lead me to doing Murals and Faux finishing in the the DC metro are and around the country for large corporations. this lead to painting furniture and which lead me into restoring furniture and classes to conservation and preservation of art and antiques. Next I studied Water Gilding which lead me into restoring Hundreds of antique frames and gilding projects.

I love using my many talents and serving the public with them, this is art to me and my 3rd love after my Lord and my Family.

Services Offered:
  • Furniture Refinishing

  • Furniture Upholstery

  • Chair Gluing

  • Fire Damage Restoration

  • Smoker Damage Restoration

  • Water Damage Restoration

  • Transit Moving Damage

  • Brass Polishing

  • Piano Finishing

  • Antique Restoration

  • On Site Touch-ups

  • Gold Leafing

  • Water Gilding

  • Veneering

  • Reproduction Furniture

  • Custom Furniture

  • Furniture Repairs

  • Furniture Stripping

  • Color Matching

  • Replacement Parts

  • Caning, Rush, Reed, Wicker

  • Custom Finishes

  • Kitchen Refinishing

  • Insurance Claims

  • Architectural Finishes

  • Marble Repair

  • Antique Trunk Restoration

  • Antique Radio

  • Fine Art Restoration

  • Property Damage

  • Antique Conservation

  • Antique Preservation

We are an established conservation and restoration company. With thousands of happy and returning customers in the Washington DC metro area. Our costumes are encouraged to be a part of the process or either restoring or refinishing of there valued furniture and antiques by dropping by the shop and giving their views what it is they would like to see their prized possessions look like.

We only use the best materials and the correct material for the piece at hand and you can be assured that when you receive your furniture back you will get many years of quality use for each piece.

Contact Information:

Professional Restorer, Owner:
David H Hawksford

Colonial Restoration Studio
16630 Oakmont Ave.
Gaithersburg Maryland 20877

Hours: 8AM - 4PM, Saturdays By Appointment Only

Voice: 301-948-6652
Fax: 301-947-1009
Cell: 240-286-661

Web Site: Email:
Service Area:

My area of work is the DC metro area Northern VA and Maryland. I have worked as far as Georgia to the south and Nova Scrota to the north. We have people to pick up and deliver and I will travel.

Current, Past Affiliations and Memberships:
Society of Gilders

Gols Leaf
Stair Case

Colonial Restoration Studio

Professional Restorers International
Charter Member Since 2009