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Johnson Furniture Restoration  Owned and operated by Greg Johnson


Greg has extensive experience in furniture construction, finishing, repair, restoration and conservation. He has a reputation for providing the highest quality of craftsmanship and service.

His main objective is to complete each project while paying careful attention to its value, integrity, and historical significance.


"Mr. Johnson is a talented and sensitive craftsman, capable of restoring mid-century modern works, art furniture, and of course, antiques. I highly recommend him for all finishing and restoration jobs."

– Wendell Castle

Greg Johnson's professional experience spans 40 years, from apprenticing with his father Robert J. Johnson and brother Bob, Jr., working for another brother Thomas Johnson, and as finisher for internationally renowned artist Wendell Castle.

2000 - 2005 Icon Design and the Wendell Castle Collection in LeRoy, New York. Greg ran the finishing department and was involved with developing standard and many custom finishes on a production basis.

1989 - 2000 Wendell Castle Incorporated, Scottsville, New York. Greg worked as principal finisher, developing high end finishes and innovative decorative effects.

1979 - 1989 Greg worked with his brother Tom in Newton, Massachusetts, part-time while attending the Worcester Center for Crafts, and then full-time for eight years.

1979 - 1981 Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, Massachusetts. Greg completed a two-year program in furniture design and woodworking.


1970 - 1979 Robert J. Johnson Cabinet Makers, Silver Spring, Maryland. Greg started working for his father at age 13, part-time through high school and then full-time. 

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Emily Gammon

Emily joined the Johnson Furniture Restoration team in 2018 as a part-time assistant restorer. She comes to us with a BA in Industrial Design from RIT, a penchant for DIY, and a passion for heirlooms, antiques and odd things.

Althea Merryman

Our current office administrator, Greg's daughter Althea, has worked for the business for many years. While studying at Boston's Northeastern University, she worked remotely, and later was a part-time assistant.

Althea's full time career is as a paralegal and legal assistant.


Martha H.

Martha runs her own business, Heukensfeld Custom Jewelry, and is a JFR collaborator when the right project needs her skills.


Martha is continually pursing her passions. She initially connected with JFR as an intern, continuing to work part time at the shop. She has also worked for Icon Design, with fine art and antique auctions, and as a flight attendant!


Resident Shop Dog

Kaiya is a very friendly dog who always barks to announce a visitor's arrival.

Woof woof! Her responsibilities include demanding treats, and pets.

Please let us know if you prefer to avoid dogs; we are happy to accommodate.

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