Facilites Studio Entrance

Building

Objects can be treated with excellent care at our newly built facility on 32 Bushnell Hollow Road in Baltic, CT.

Conservation treatments are performed in our main studio space, while our office is dedicated to microscopy, literature, and report writing. Our cabinet shop is strictly used for milling wood and machine made joinery. A separate storage room with furniture racks keeps objects safe that are not being worked on.

Climate Control

Our studio is climate controlled to 65-72oF with a central cooling system for summer months, and heating for winter months. Relative humidity is monitored daily and adjusted with a humidifier as necessary, resulting in a very even relative humidity between 45-55%.

Security

The building is equipped with central burglar and smoke alarm, with the local firehouse only half a mile down the road.

The property is surrounded by a barbed wire, chain link security fence with a locked gated entrance.

Equipment

We use an excellent digital camera (Canon Powershot SX10 IS) for before, during, and after treatment images and high quality details.

We have a stereo microscope (Meiji EMZ-TR) for executing highly detailed work and surface examination.

Our state of the art transmitted and reflected visible light and UV fluorescence microscope (Leitz Orthoplan with digital Optronic camera) enables us to take cross-sections for high quality stratification analysis and digital photomicrographs.

A separate transmitted and reflected visible light laboratory microscope (Leica ATC 2000) is dedicated to wood identification.

Our studio is well equipped with all manner of materials, hand tools, and woodworking machines.