PROFESSIONAL conservation of architectural woodwork requires unique and multiple competencies not always associated with the conservation process itself but crucial to successful outcomes.
In public facilities, historic homes, or newer homes containing period woodwork, the historic preservation component is often part of a larger renovation project that can require collaboration with numerous building trades, engineers, architects, designers and other project managers.
Familiarity with local and national building codes, environmental compliance and safety standards are required. We take an organized and communicative team approach with all parties to assure a smooth and productive work flow that fosters higher than expected outcomes and completion deadlines.
From the replacement of an architectural element to the complex, multi-faceted conservation requirements of a large historic structure, public facility or private residence, we are dedicated to the details.
INTERIORS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, WASHINGTON, DC, CIRCA 1924
WOODWORK CONSERVATION BY F.C. VOGT COMPANY 2010 - 2012
WREN BUILDING, CIRCA 1699. COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY - HISTORIC CAMPUS
CONSERVATION OF CHAPEL AND GREAT HALL WOODWORK BY F.C. VOGT COMPANY 2001
MENOKIN HOUSE PARLOUR WOODWORK, CIRCA 1765
PRESERVATION AND INSTALLATION AT THE VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
BY F.C. VOGT COMPANY, 1998
The F.C. Vogt Company specializes in the preservation and replication of historic finishes on woodwork.
Microscopic and chemical finish analysis is performed to determine the finish history and the materials that have been used. An effective cleaning and surface treatment process can then be developed that retains and improves the appearance of as much of an original surface as possible. Woodwork without original finish remaining can be finished in traditional ways to replicate an older surface and give an "age appropriate" appearance.