John Mark Power Antiques Restoration

Harpers Ferry, WV

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About this pro

I am a cabinet maker located in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. I specialize in the restoration of original finishes as well as the construction of new furniture.

I offer complete restoration services including refinishing, upholstery, caning, and all manner of furniture repair.

Location

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Times hired on Thumbtack

70

Reviews

47 Reviews
  • Judith L. Jun 12, 2017
    Furniture Refinishing
    Verified Review
    Have mod worked with John Mark yet - hope to do so soon. Please don't send me survey until we have actually completed our work.
  • Judy R. Jun 5, 2017
    Furniture Repair
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    Very nice working with John Mark Power.
  • Kay C. May 18, 2017
    Antique Restoration
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    I am sure the quality will be excellent.......he hasn't ret'd the pieces yet......!
  • Margaret B. May 2, 2017
    Antique Restoration
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    My antique sofa needed its joints re-glued. Communication with John Mark was easy, and pick-up and delivery went as planned. The work was done as agreed and the sofa looks great. I would contact John Mark again if I needed more work done on my furniture.
  • Jeannette M. Apr 3, 2017
    Furniture Refinishing
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    New life for a 100 year old library table
    Refinished a 100plus year old library table. End product exceeded expectations.
  • Joseph C. Apr 3, 2017
    Furniture Repair
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    Excellent work and a pleasure to work with
    John was great. Very nice and helpful in planning the project. He did pickup and delivery and the finished project was absolutely beautiful. If I needed a major furniture project done again I would definitely hire him.
  • Claire M. Mar 21, 2017
    Antique Restoration
    Verified Review
    Happy Pine
    We are completely satisfied with the work John Mark did to restore our pine sideboard. This entailed removing the original wax and refinishing in order to remove stains while retaining its rustic, old appearance. His price was fair and he was very nice to work with.
    John Mark P. Mar 21, 2017

    Thank you Claire! It was a pleasure working with you.

  • Alice L. Feb 18, 2017
    Furniture Refinishing
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    FABULOUS EXPERIENCE
    JOHN WAS TERRIFIC - RESPONSIVE, FRIENDLY, AND SKILLED. I'M SO HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN CONNECTED WITH HIM.
    John Mark P. Feb 23, 2017

    Thank you, Alice!

  • Ronald B. Jan 29, 2017
    Furniture Upholstery
    Verified Review Updated
    New seats for the dining room.
    Good craftsmen are rare these days. This artisan knows his business. I am happy with the product and the customer service.
    John Mark P. Feb 1, 2017

    Thank you Ronald! I appreciate the positive words and the photos of the finished product!

  • Verified Review Original
    New seats for the dining room.
    Good craftsmen are rare these days. This artisan knows his business. I am happy with the product and the customer service.
  • Amelie K. Jan 28, 2017
    Antique Restoration
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    Great job
    John Mark beautifully restored an art nouveau hall piece, carefully gluing it where it was loose and making new pieces to replace the broken bits. I can't even tell his repairs apart from the original bits! I will be giving him more to do, definitely!
    John Mark P. Feb 1, 2017

    Amelie, Thank you for the review and I am glad that you are happy with my work!

  • Charlene W. Dec 19, 2016
    Furniture Upholstery
    Verified Review
    Outstanding work and experience!
    John Mark Powers did an outstanding job for me. I had six kitchen reupholstered, which required selecting and ordering the fabric. He finished the job in nearly half the time he thought and promptly delivered my chairs back to me a full six days sooner than I had planned. He was always friendly, professional, and great to deal with. The work is very good as well. I'd definitely use him again.
  • Roopa D. Dec 15, 2016
    Furniture Upholstery
    Verified Review
    Great experience overall!!
    Very personable and helpful. The fabric place would not let a customer buy the fabric, it had to be ordered by the upholsterer. He was very receptive and got it ordered in less than 20 min. This is just one example of this very pleasant experience. I am very pleased with his work and professionalism.
  • Angela Z. Nov 3, 2016
    Furniture Refinishing
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    All around excellent!
    Excellent service, excellent work, excellent people! I had bedroom furniture that I tried to refinish myself and made a mess of. John refinished the furniture and it looks even better than when we bought it. They finished weeks earlier than they told us and we were thrilled! I highly recommend John Mark Power Antiques Restoration.
  • Christina L. Sep 16, 2016
    Furniture Refinishing
    Verified Review
    Excellent Work
    John Mark does a fantastic job and is a pleasure to work with. Thanks to him, my forgotten - and nearly trashed - family heirlooms look as good as they did the day they were made.
  • Mark D. Aug 22, 2016
    Furniture Refinishing
    Verified Review
    Excellent craftsmanship...highly recommend!!
    John Mark P. Aug 26, 2016

    Thanks Mark! I appreciate the work and the kind words!

  • Julie H. Aug 4, 2016
    Furniture Refinishing
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    Table was handed down through generations. It is over a hundred years old of solid walnut. Pieces were worn away and /or destroyed. A previous refinisher had taken table completely apart. I was so upset after contacting several refinishers no one wanted to tackle the huge job. Table was a complete puzzle in several boxes by the time Mr. Power came. I can't express enough of how thankful I am to him for his expertise, experience and professionalism. I am so grateful to him for giving me back a family heirloom. I finally get to enjoy a beautiful table after many frustrating years. I will definitely hire him again. I am very happy with my table!
  • Jerry W. Jul 27, 2016
    Furniture Refinishing
    Verified Review
    John Mark repaired and recovered an old wooden chair for me. I am very pleased!
  • M. S. Jun 15, 2016
    Furniture Refinishing
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    As good as his word: on time at each step, with smart consultation on what we wanted, great suggestions, beautiful work and a little extra bonus of work on a much loved table and chairs.
  • Nora C. Jun 8, 2016
    Furniture Refinishing
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    John Mark Power did a great job on my chairs and table and was courteous, prompt and professional.
  • Harriet F. May 30, 2016
    Furniture Repair
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    Great service! John was amazingly quick to respond to my request and I'm really pleased with my chair repair.
  • Evelyn O. May 27, 2016
    Furniture Refinishing
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    Restore vitality to three antique chairs. Delightful experience in every way, results, knowledge, pleasantness. I hope I've made a new friend too!
  • Bill K. Apr 23, 2016
    Furniture Refinishing
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    Great service, timely and courteous. our family piece looks amazing. Wish we had done it sooner!
  • Mike S. Apr 22, 2016
    Furniture Refinishing
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    John Mark re-stained my cherry dining room table, and did an excellent job. I couldn't have been happier with the service.
  • Louisa R. Mar 19, 2016
    Furniture Refinishing
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    John Mark Power did an absolutely beautiful job refinishing my very beat-up table. It is truly better than new. It was also a real pleasure to meet him.
  • Anna P. Feb 10, 2016
    Furniture Refinishing
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  • Mary D. Dec 30, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
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    Working with John Mark Power was a great experience. He provided a lot of information and gave a good estimate. He was very kind and professional to work with. Best of all, we were very satisfied with the work he did restoring four different pieces for us.
  • Carol G. Nov 8, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
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    John did a bit of everything- tightening joints, reupholstery, repairing "sprung" springs and refinishing and everything was superb! Great service, very knowledgeable and friendly. I have already sent to more antique chairs with John for repair
  • Julie E. Oct 25, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
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    Great work at a fair price.
  • Julie S. Oct 24, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
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    John Mark came to our home and listened carefully to our needs. His quote was accurate and his work was amazing.
  • Claudia B. Oct 20, 2015
    Custom Furniture Building
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    John Mark designed a stand for two small Indian chests of unequal size so that I could use them as a footboard. He also repaired and restored the brass inlaid and surface decoration as well as the intricate interior carved surfaces. He created a key to replace one long missing so the chests can be locked. His workmanship is superb! I would trust him with my most prized wood pieces, whether furniture or art.
  • Gabrielle H. Sep 18, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
    Verified Review
    Excellent recaning work on an arm chair, with an equally excellent finish to match an identical chair.
  • Brian R. Aug 20, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
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    Did a great job refinishing our table. it had glue and glitter and areas I had sanded down trying to remove it. John Mark made it all better
  • Sue P. Jul 6, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
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    John Mark did a fabulous job refinishing both our dining table and an entry hall table. In both instances, we were thrilled with the quality of workmanship and the obvious care and attention taken to restoring the wood to its former glory. The pick-up and delivery service were also excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend John Mark and his team.
  • Karen P. Jul 1, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
    Verified Review
    I am waiting for chairs to be finished. So far I am very pleased dealing with Mark Power. He is working on my chairs and I can't comment on the work yet.
  • Michelle G. Jun 27, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
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    I had a leather topped desk that was my late fathers that had several areas that were damaged. John Mark gave me a reasonable estimate and I was thoroughly pleased with the repairs. The whole experience was much easier and better than I thought it would be. I would highly recommend John Mark!
  • Annette A. Jun 22, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
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    John Mark did a beautiful job in restoring three pieces for my husband and I that had been in our families forever. They are admired by anyone who sees them. The workmanship and the person are wonderful. I highly recommend him.
  • Joan W. Jun 15, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
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  • Donald D. Jun 14, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
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  • Waverly J. Jun 4, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
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    Great service...you made my grandmother's badly damaged mahogany tables look like they were just bought yesterday. ..great job....highly recommended
  • Linda H. Jun 4, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
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    I'm not sure my review came through so I will post again. I was very satisfied with John Mark Power. What he promised came through in time and workmanship. I had a dining room table and chairs refinished and repairs. My furniture looks like brand new. My set was purchased in 1977. I was unsure if to get rid of it or have it refinished and parts fixed that had come loose. I am so glad I decided to have the work done instead. I was very impressed with the time frame I was given and it was met. His workmanship was above all others. I would highly recommend John Mark Power for restoration services. I am one very happy client.
  • Amy W. Jun 3, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
    Verified Review
    John was quick to respond to all of my questions and concerns as well as beginning and completing the work in a timely manner. He was helpful throughout the whole process of painting my kitchen chairs. They look great!
  • James G. May 17, 2015
    John Mark Power and crew has refurbished three Paul McCobb mid-century modern pieces for me -- two coffee tables and an awesome credenza. The workmanship is top notch, and it was a pleasure dealing with John Mark! I was so impressed by their craftsmanship and their attention to details. We're planning to send a few more pieces to them! I wish is could attache a photo of the pieces they refinished for us -- these guys do great work!
  • Justin R. May 3, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
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    I had a great experience with John. He contacted me promptly and sent me a quote within a few hours. My chair looks amazing just in time for Mothers Day.
  • Greg Ory H. Apr 22, 2015
    After a vendor search and many "no thank you" responses, John Mark was recommended to us - to build both a Ukranian style holy table and ancient templon for our church chapel. John was excited to hear of the project and instrumental assisting in the design (he researched to better understand our needs), choice of woods and finish. A final graphic design image was provided for us to visualize and accept prior to the build. John was flexible and worked with us to accommodate adjustments and changes to design as needed. Father Paul was elated with the finished products, admiring the beautiful wood grains, detail and skilled craftsmanship. We are planning for the consecration of our Holy Table in the near future, where holy relics will be placed in a special vessel, crafted by John. Visiting clergy have also admired John's work and will consider his work for future projects - all, for the glory of God's house. Thank you John Mark.
  • Candace B. Apr 3, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
    Verified Review
    Cannot say enough about the outstanding job John and his team did on our oak dining table which needed refinishing and joints repaired. The piano also had to be fixed where my dogs used it as a chew toy. The french polish is absolutely beautiful on the table, allowing the oak grain to sparkle. Pick up and delivery was as promised and price was fair. Will certainly use them again.
  • Jack F. Apr 1, 2015
    Furniture Refinishing
    Verified Review
    John Mark Power responded very promptly to our request for a quote and he showed up at our house within a day or two to see the furniture himself. He provided a timely quote and was very knowledgeable about the furniture. He has upholsterers that he works with and makes the process seamless.
  • Page B. Mar 19, 2015
    John Mark re-glued our aging Chippendale dining chairs - several at a time because we use them daily. He collected them promptly and delivered them on schedule. The chairs, several years later now, are sturdy and sound. He has a real feel for the integrity of the wood and polished the chairs too. He did just the job I hoped for, and I would recommend him with highest marks.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I typically like to talk over the phone or email to get a sense of the work. I then usually like to see the piece or at lease some photos before I give a binding estimate. I love to chat as it is easier to establish what exactly needs to be done, so don't hesitate to give me a call
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have worked in this field for many years and primarily trained in a shop working for customers including embassies, antique dealers in Washington, the National Gallery of Art, and Dumbarton Oaks. That being said, No job is too small and I work on modern furniture as well as antiques.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I do, but pricing is based on the type of furniture and the work that needs to be done. It is a bit too much info to put down here!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I grew up around antiques and have always been fascinated by them, I started working in cabinet shops when I was a teenager in the summers and contiued the work through my college years.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I primarily work with home owners although I do work with businesses as well. Customers range from collectors to people who have an heirloom piece they wish to see restored.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently restored an old English wall clock. It was a real mess and I collaborated with a dial painter, glass blower and clock repairmen to get the piece restored. I restored the case and replaced missing pieces as well as patched veneer and restored the original finish. The piece turned out great and it was a lot of fun. My portion took a few days to complete.