This project is a 125 year old stained glass window that needed to be rebuilt and placed back in the steeple of St. Paul's church. Over the years, the wood had rotted - leaving the stained glass loosely sitting in the frame. A total of 12 teardrops had to be individually made. Dave had to hand-cut 24 individual pieces to make up the teardrops. Additionally, the wood had to be hand-cut so the existing stained glass would fit back into the frame. To make this piece, Dave used a hardwood called popular - which provides a good surface for painting. The outer part of the window is a brick molding and had to be hand routed to match the existing windows of the church. The church congregation was so ecstatic from the results of this window that they had displayed it in front of the church for weeks before Dave returned to install the stained glass window back into the steeple.
We recently worked with Dave on a built-in bookcase project and adjoining bridge. He took our random thoughts, ideas and pictures and created the perfect piece for our home. His attention to detail and workmanship is evident throughout the furniture and it is easy to see that his work will last generations. We are looking forward to the next projects with him and are so glad to have found a top quality craftsman who is at the top of this trade.
Dave Hergenrader of Classic Wood has done an awesome job for us on several occasions... I have never had any complaint about the quality of his workmanship or his workers. Dave gets the job done efficiently and at a fair price. Classic Wood has met and exceeded any expectations we have had and I will definitely call upon his services in the future.
I’ve collaborated with Dave Hergenrader on multiple projects. His attention to detail and woodworking capabilities are outstanding. Dave is one of the friendliest and honest individuals I’ve ever met...I am a customer of Classic Wood and would recommend Dave to others not only due to his quality of work but because it is enjoyable to work with.
Dave...is easy to talk to and has always respected our policies and done a lot to make our customer/client relationship run smoothly. If you are in need of some truly custom woodwork, I would highly recommend Dave Hergenrader for his professional quality and business practices.