Bill Pyke - 30+ years experience in wood finishing
Where fine finishing is an art that brings out the best!
Bill Pyke finishing brings versatility to the project - and the piece. Although he
uses today's materials which better withstand the rigours of life, he can still
deliver a traditional, classical look.
"Varnish looks nice,"
he says, "but doesn't wear well."
Photo, left: Bill was called on for his refinishing-rescue of the hutch, after sunlight damaged the original finish.
This refinishing project was for the Methodist furniture that came to the United Church on amalgmation.
From left, this set of office filing cabinets were
industrial grey-green - until Bill re-finished them a cheery yellow; after building this set of cabinets, he
finished them blue to match an existing dining room set; detail from a birch entertainment centre.
Here's detailed side views of Bill's blue cabinetry; office flooring includes the
original, as well as an invisible addition of new flooring perfectly matched to the 75 year old hardwood.
This custom, handcrafted dining room table by Bill Pyke comfortably seats eight.
Photos at the Halifax Chiropractic Clinic place Bill Pyke's craftsmanship front and centre - the exterior and interior shots
are of the reception area's desk. Click and see the clinic's
custom entryway door
also by Bill.
From left, this remarkable desk welcomes clients into a chiropractic office
in Bridgewater. Bill used mahogany veneer for the project. "The trick," recalls Dr. Laurel Cowie,
"was to bend it without cracking.
He has an excellent understanding of finishing - I was assured it would be beautiful and it would stand up
- it is, and it does." The second photo features a mahogany table for the sanctuary commissioned by Bridgewater United Church.
Robin Pyke photo
Click & see Bill's second website - home to more fine works including
cabinetry, furniture, commercial projects & boatworks.