Oxford Restoration was commissioned by the New York
City School Construction Authority to execute the restoration
of the 5,000 square ft.  
James Baldwin Library which is
located in the Baynard Rushton Educational Complex in
Chelsea.  Oxford cleaned and maintained the existing finish
of this early 20th century quarter sawn oak library.  While
adding new finish, we maintained the existing patina and
desirable color of the beautiful original panels.  Oxford also
constructed the main entrance doors of the library to the
design specifications of the architects at the NYC School
Construction Authority.  For this project Oxford Restoration
also fabricated a small library annex room’s wainscoting to
simulate the original panels.  Additionally, we faux painted
the existing fire doors to resemble the appearance of the
library’s paneled walls.

Oxford Restoration is always interested in future
commercial and large scale residential traditional finishing
projects. Please contact our offices to conduct a site
inspection and to  discuss an initial proposal. Interested
parties can reach
Brian Stair at
PHONE (212) 860-0410   FAX (212) 860-0140
Here are before and after photos during this restoration project
LOCATION 315 East 91 Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10128