A wide range of services are available to help make your home and its furniture look the way you want it
HELP REBUILD NEW YORK CITY
VOLUNTEER WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Restoration and Refinishing - Furniture, Cabinets, Garage Doors, Etc.
Touching-up color and finish in sections that are worn or damaged
Changing paint color or stain
Removing dark and light stains from water, heat, rust, etc.
Removing dents, gouges, warping
Changing the sheen and/or finish
Brownstone refinishing - exterior woodwork, stair railings, wainscoting, trimwork
Replacing damaged veneer
Repairing chairs, tables, drawers, etc.
Shoring up furniture that is wobbly
Replacing damaged or worn parts
Fixing broken doors
Interior Painting Services
Priming and painting using color and paint of customer's choice
Repairing damaged sheetrock in walls and ceilings
Metal Railing Restoration
Smoothing out railings with bumpy or rusty surfaces, cleaning off rust
Priming and painting using quality Rustoleum and Benjamin Moore products
Custom Furniture Making
Dressers... and more!
Installing artwork on walls
Unloading and moving items
Access to woodshop
Artists I have assisted:
Mu Pan for his show "Way of the Dog"
Hye Yeon Nam for her show "Touching Anomaly"
Work is either done on premises or at The Community Woodshop in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
Workshop: Bushwick, Brooklyn
Territory: Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan
My name is Philip Green. I grew up in Staten Island, New York and currently live in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. I started learning woodworking and painting after I graduated college. I gradually developed an interest in restoring and refinishing furniture. I have had many great teachers through the years and have taken many classes to expand my knowledge. I know that every customer has a vision of what they want their furniture or home to look like, and I will strive to make that vision a reality.
Why should I call Cityshades?
I'm guessing that unless you are reading this from a hut in the Amazon rainforest or a tent in the Sahara that you probably have furniture. Furniture, in particular wood, undergoes changes as it ages. Parts lose their strength, finishes fade, moisture warps the wood and there can be damage from any number of sources like pets, kids, movers, etc. Luckily there are many fixes for these problems. While not every solution can bring the furniture back to the way it looked when it was brought home, often you can avoid throwing out what you have and buying something new.
I also build many types of furniture. If there is some kind of furniture that you can't find in the store or online, please contact me. I can both design and build it for you. It is very possible, especially for those in apartments that the furniture in the store does not fit the dimensions of your apartment or business. I'll build to your specficiations, including dimensions, color, style, etc. Although I do occasionally work with helpers, the vast majority of my work is done entirely by me.
I also have been painting apartments and homes for many years. I have my own transportation, brushes, and dropcloths. Work is done neatly and according to customer specifications.
I am not running a very large business. When you call the phone number, you'll speak to me. I'll be at the estimate and will write it up as well. Specifications for each job will be written on the estimate. You'll know what I'm doing before the job starts.
Some Situations Where I Might Be Helpful
- You are in an old brownstone building with beautiful woodwork. However, the woodwork has become worn or damaged.
- The color on your cabinets has faded
- Sun and rain has destroyed the finish on your wooden garage doors
- Somebody leaned back too far on one of your dining room chairs and broke it
- Metal railings on your porch have become rusty and faded and you want to restore them
- You want to change the color of your bedroom set
- You want to change the color of your the paint in your apartment
References are available upon request, as are pictures of work I've done.
Cityshades Painting And Woodworking