Johnson Furniture Restoration • Owned and operated by Greg Johnson
Greg has extensive experience in all aspects of 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.
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 lifetime of DIY experience, and a passion for heirloom, antique and odd things with character.
Greg's daughter Althea has worked part-time for the family business for many years, including remotely while studying at Boston's Northeastern University. In 2016, she began working part-time at the shop as an assistant restorer is currently the office administrator.
Resident Shop Dog
Kaiya's responsibilites include demanding a good belly rub and being cute! Kaiya is a very friendly dog and always barks to announce a visitor's arrival.
Please let us know if you prefer to avoid dogs; we are happy to accommodate.