Cabinet Restoration


Kitchen / Bathroom Cabinets

First, we mask off the entire work area. We use a water-based cleanser and degreaser to thoroughly remove all layers of dirt and grime that have accumulated over the years. We then abrade the cabinet surfaces (this includes both the fronts and backs of cabinet doors, the drawers, and the ‘styles’ or ‘boxes’ to which the doors attach) with 400-grit sandpaper, smoothing down worn, rough areas to allow for optimum adhesion of the new finish.

We return to the areas of greater distress and sand them more aggressively to rid them of damage and wear. Then we create a custom color especially for your kitchen or bathroom and apply it to all surfaces of the wood. This repairs the damaged wood and rejuvenates it, bringing back all of its natural beauty.

Now, the finishing process begins. We apply multiple coats of heavy-duty UV-protected waterborne polyurethane, sanding between coats with 600-grit sandpaper to maximize adhesion and smoothness. The end-result is a gorgeous kitchen or bathroom which will maintain this newly revitalized and dazzling appearance for many, many years.

This is usually a 1 to 2-day process.



Vintage Home Restoration

The metro Portland area is rich with fine vintage homes. The ample presence of wood in these houses—from doors and floors and built-in cabinetry to windowsills, banisters, baseboards and moldings—makes for a particular warmth and visual appeal that calls one back to earlier times when natural materials and real craftsmanship were valued over the more man-made aesthetics of today.

When that wood is scratched and faded and the elegance of age has turned the corner to ‘seen its better days’, it’s hard to ignore. With expert care and an artisan’s respect, TWD will return a youthful shine to wood that has served you well; it’s where we can really kick into gear and restore not just a singular feature but the character, truly, of your entire home.

It’s a privilege to be part of this kind of transformation, unlocking the period beauty that pervades a place when tended to on this scale. We share in the stewardship of these older homes, helping you to care for them, over time, by making such a project surprisingly affordable—with immediate rewards in the revitalized look and feel of your surroundings, and lasting ones in an always-sound investment.