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WOOD DOOR REPAIR & LOCKSMITHING
The mainstay of our business is wood door restoration in Brooklyn, NY. However, we are often contacted by homeowners who wish to have a door repaired on-site due to damage to the wood - perhaps there was a break-in or some hinges have failed or are pulling away from the door frame or perhaps the door frame is damaged. Maybe in conjunction with this kind of woodwork you need a lock changed and your local locksmith has told you they can take care of the lock but cannot fix the wood. and perhaps you would like the window glass changed. we now offer a repair service for just these kind of issues, serving Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Westchester. this service is often available on saturdays.
These are some of the repairs and improvements we can perform on site:
resetting or replacement of hinges and hinge screws;
adjustment and resetting of latch plates;
repairing split door frames;
filling in of old slide bolt pockets (on-repairs of this nature are done with dyed epoxy);
filling of old lock bores (on-site repairs of this nature are done with epoxy);
Buffing and polishing of brass lock trim, knobs, and other hardware (though this may be shop work; the buffing machines are bench mounted);
repair of forced entry/break-in damage (depending on the severity; this may be shop work);
installation of insulated door stop and wooden sweeps (please note, we do not use big box store products, we source materials which look the part and can often be finished in a way to look like they belong with your doors);
installation of door closers and the repair of "enlarged" closer screw holes;
Pocket door service (bottom rolling) including wheel and track replacement;
We offer on site lock consultation to help you order a lockset; we will sit at your computer with you and help you select a quality mail order lockset that will work and retrofit to your old doors. we have sourced and installed hundreds of locksets for older doors and are aware of the issues that can arise and we know what has to be done to circumvent them. If you pay us for a consultation, you are not bound to use us for the installation.
be aware that while we do not actively seek cabinetry work, we can and do perform repairs to cabinet doors; it is worth an inquiry if you have cabinet door problems.
Please, please, please: if you wish to contact us for the above, be ready to possibly send me some photos but at the minimum be prepared to spend about 1/2 hour on the phone with me telling me about your door problems. in the process I will teach you some terminology that will enable you to describe your issues and help me to arrive at your house with most if not all of what I need to go to work. if you are serious about spending the money to use our service, we are serious about helping you and I will spend as much time as needed preparing for the job which is not billed to you as working time.
The Tinker's Wagon
Licensed Contractors and Locksmiths
Specializing in the Restoration of 19th Century Wood Doors
Stetson Farr Ltd.
Middle Village, NY 11379
New York City Contractor's License #1286189
New York City Locksmith License #1367976