Church Pew Refinishing

Church Pew Refinishing, Repair, Refurbishment, and Restoration Services

Serving NY, PA, VT, MA, CT and RI

Church Pew refinishing and pew repairs are all done by Egan Church Restorations team of expert woodworkers. We can repair, resize and refinish your solid wood church pews. Our woodworkers can also repair and refinish wood altars, wainscoting, organ enclosures and balcony railings. Our team can remove most scratches, peeling lacquer and repair cracks and splits in the wood components. In addition, if you have fixed pews cushions, we offer cushion re-upholstering.

Church Pew Refinishing – Annunciation Greek Orth., Cranston, RI

Annunciation Greek Orth. Church sanctuary had water damage from a serious roof leak. The floor had to be torn up and replaced. The parish decided to have Egan’s Church Restorations remove the wood pews so the work on the floor could be done. While out of the building, they chose to have us restore all the wood pews.  Peeling lacquer and scratches marred the surface.  Splits in the glue joints had compromised their strength.

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Above: Pews repaired and refinished. New kneeler pads also installed.
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Before. Church pews after sanding work.

 Egan Church Restorations completely restored these historic pews. We Stripped the old lacquer coating, repaired the splits, deep sanded all parts, and then applied a new stain. We added a new coat of clear polyurethane (like a gym floor) to protect the restored finish. New kneeler pads were added.

Church Pew Repair and Refinishing  – St Luke’s Episcopal –  Manhattan, NY 

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Pew Refinishing and pew repair at St Luke’s in the Fields. Manhattan, NY

St Luke’s Episcopal Church planned a floor replacement due to asbestos tiles in the old flooring. An important part of the work was restoring the historic wood pews. Solid wood pews were suffering for decades of normal wear and tear.  As part of a complete interior renovation, Egan Church Restorations restored all the historic pews to their original beauty. Each pew was sanded to bare wood, splits in the wood repaired, painted areas repainted, new stain applied to trim sections and new polyurethane finish applied.

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Pew repair and refinishing underway. Left. Sanding begins. Right. Finished pew waiting for installation.

Immaculate Conception Chapel.

Franciscan University. Loretto, PA

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Church renovation Porcelain tile at St Francis University under the pews to create a “path to the altar”.

Pew refinishing for the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Franciscan University in Loretto, PA was part of a complete interior renovation. Egan Church Restorations designed a beautiful porcelain tile floor which we installed while we had the pews out for refinishing. The pews were in ok condition but had numerous scratches on the seats and backs.

Our team of woodworkers stripped the old finish, sanded the seats, backs and ends and then applied new darker stain ( to match other woodwork in the chapel ) with a coat of clear coat sealer. After re-installation, we also installed new pads on the pew kneelers.

Church Alter Restoration – Our Lady of Lourdes Church – Wellfleet, MA

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Above: Before. Altar taken from storage
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Our Lady of Lourdes Parish on Cape Cod, Massachusetts was planning a new larger church, so they could combine the 3 small neighborhood chapels. One of the chapels had already been closed and the old wood altar had been put into the rectory basement. Left unattended, the altar had warped in sections and had some minor wood rot.

Egan’s Church Restorations were hired to restore this parish legacy.  Our wood workers removed it from the basement of the rectory, repaired all the damaged sections and refinished it. We also added gold leaf highlights and installed it into the new church. 

Church Pulpit and Baptismal Woodworking – Painting and Plaster Repair

In addition, we created a new pulpit and baptismal font from leftover sections  of the old altar. Other work included repainting the stations of the cross, repainting 2 plaster statues and supplying all new radius pews.

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Before: Left over section of original altar.After: Reshaped to create new pulpit.
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Before: Unneeded section of old altar.After: Reshaped and refinished and artificial sea shell added to create baptismal font.

Our church pew refinishing services are available in New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont. Work is usually done on site but we can remove them if needed for other work in the church.

Contact us for free consultation and free quotes for any type of church furniture. Altars, wainscoting, pews, balcony rails or organ enclosures.

800 484 1874 or email: [email protected]