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Restore The Historic Altar and Reinvest in Your Church

02 Feb 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations was asked by Father John Andrews, to help his parish Our Lady of Lourdes in Wellfleet Ma, to save and repair their historic altar.   This beautifully ornate altar and reredos had been removed from their closed summer chapel and put into the rectory basement, where it was continuing to deteriorate from neglect.
Egan's Church Furnishings brought their team of woodwork experts to the altar repair project. We were able to determine that although the altar had suffered from wood rot caused by water damage, we could save and restore the altar.   We carefully brought the altar to our shop.   
Our team hand sanded all parts of the altar.   We then repaired the rotted wood in the base, preserving the original materials and strengthening the wood to be as strong as real wood.   We then prepared the altar for staining.
The altar was stained to match the other church furniture.  Egan's artists then hand painted Mica based gold paint on the ornate trim on the altar.  The wood altar was then sealed in order to add a protective layer to prevent scratches and possible stains.
From sections of the old altar table that were no longer needed, we created and built a new pulpit and baptismal font. See the before and after photos of the church altar to the left here.
Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations brings a full team of restoration and repair experts to every project.  When repairs or restorations are needed, we have all the products and services to complete your project; contact us for a quote.

Church Repair and Restoration Brightens up St. Mary's Church and Sanctuary

05 Jan 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

The pastor of St. Mary's Church in Uxbridge, MA, Rev. Steven LaBaire, called Jim Egan looking for ideas to brighten up the church and sanctuary.

After deliberation and review with Egan's artists it was agreed that with a limited budget, the best place to start the church restoration would be to clean and paint the Reredos with gold highlights to help add some color and brighten up the sanctuary.   It was also decided that we would remove the first 3 rows of pews to allow easier egress between the nave seating and communion stations at the sanctuary step.  
Egan Church Furnishings and Restoration’s flooring and sanctuary restoration craftsmen installed a new marble floor. Egan's Foreman worked with Father Steve in selecting the best marble tile to match the red oak furnishings and existing color tones in the sanctuary.  
In an effort to work with minimal interruption to the parish mass schedule, Egan's team arrived on a Sunday evening with the materials and tools needed to start work first thing Monday.  In one week we removed the existing carpet in the sanctuary, removed the three rows of pews across the front of the nave, removed the existing wood sub-floor, and repaired the structural beams under the sub-floor.  

We then installed the new 1/2" plywood sub-floor across the sanctuary and aisles, cleaned the church and had the church ready for services the next weekend.
After the weekend services, we returned and installed a new marble floor; 1500 sq ft of new 18" x 18" marble tile. Additionally we created wood steps up to the altar stained to match existing red oak in the sanctuary.  The installation of the floor and the clean up of the church was completed in five days.  
Father Steve: "The entire Sanctuary is so much brighter and looks outstanding.  The flow of communion is so much better for the elderly, Marko ( Foreman) is a real artist and craftsman, your men were outstanding. Egan’s was able to complete the work, match the colors, have the church clean each weekend and you were finished in two weeks. Everyone loves the changes!”   

The Right Team can Provide Church Renovations, Church Furniture and Painting

29 Dec 2011

Posted by Joseph Coupal

When your church or place of worship needs repair or renovation, it is important that you call a reputable team who understands the sanctity of the church, has respect for your place of worship and has a reputation of fantastic service and results.

St. Timothy’s Church in Warwick, RI was in need of a complete make-over. Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations team of artists and designers was chosen to assist Father Meehan.

With the goal being to “brighten and enhance” the interior of the church, we developed concepts and color schemes. To complete the project we installed new carpet throughout the nave and repaired the cushions on the church kneelers.

Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restoration brings a full team of experienced church artists and crafts people to every project. In addition we provided on the site supervision to insure all work is done correctly and in a timely way. Contact us for more information or to request a quote.

Church Renovation Remodeling Project in Manhattan

15 Dec 2011

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Church renovation remodeling or building a church addition can be an expansive and stressful project. Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations would like to make that project easier. We are a provider of church furnishings, such as wood, bronze and marble statues; communion bread, collection baskets, church candles and communion ware.

But what’s more, we have experience in restoring and remodeling churches in New England, New York and New Jersey. With an expansive portfolio, Thos. P Egan Inc, Church Restorations brings a full team of experienced church artists and crafts people to every project. Here is a project we are working on in Manhattan, NY.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Manhattan:
The scope of work for this church restoration project consists of repairing all of the damaged plaster in interior of the church. We helped advise the pastor and building committee on new color schemes and adding decorative painting so many of the church walls.

We will commence painting the interior of the church using multiple types of decorative painting including, gold leaf, and faux marble effects. You can see in the above image, the section of church painting we completed is on the left and the painting that we have not yet begun is on the right.

But oil painting restoration is also part of what our specialists do. We have been enlisted to clean and preserve five beautiful 25’ tall oil paintings on canvas.

Additionally, we are installing new metal kneelers to all of the church pews.

But the interior of the church is not the only part of Our Lady of Good Counsel that is being restored. As specialists in new stained glass window designs and stained glass restoration, we replaced the exterior protective coverings over the existing stained glass windows.
Estimated completion date of this project is March 30, 2012. This date includes stoppage of work for the holidays and any expected delays.  

Let us make it easier for you to furnish and refinish your church, contact Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations.

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