2021 Tour Update:
The registration deadline is August 31. Therefore Tour Guides will be printed later than usual.
Tour Guides will not be mailed this year. Once printed they will be available at Town Halls, Libraries, Sponsor Businesses, and of course, from participants.
At the time of the tour, visitors need to check with artists they wish to visit to find out what their individual restrictions will be at the time of the tour, i.e.: a limited number of visitors, mask requirements, use of provided hand sanitizer, curbside pickup only, etc.
COVID changes: Please call me and make an appointment to come to the shop. I won't be doing a "normal" open studio this year, but still want to do what I can to maintain some sense of normalcy. Just call for an appointment, bring a mask and we can chat about the shop, your projects or whatever you like.
Many thanks, Tim
The Looking Glass Shoppe is dedicated to hand crafting custom furniture using beautifully figured hardwoods and painstaking attention to detail. As a one person shop, Tim develops designs with a client and builds the entire piece from start to finish ensuring nothing gets lost in translation.
A growing portion of his business is furniture restoration/conservation, which Tim has done for over twenty years. More people are finding this to be a valuable service to preserve their family history. Much of his enjoyment comes from repairing an item that may be only 30 years old all the way to an item from the 17th century, then returning it to the family for them to treasure for years to come or pass it on to the next generation.
In addition to the woodworking tools and services available, Tim has a good selection of metalworking equipment as well. He has been involved with metalworking since the 70's and uses these skills to fabricate shop equipment and unique hardware for custom furniture. There are also times when he uses metal in the repair of "impossible antique furniture breaks" returning badly broken furniture to service while keeping the reversibility of the repair in mind.