The Illinois State Supreme Court(ILSC),(1908, Architect W. Carbys Zimmerman) Springfield, IL.
Harboe Architects Bob Score, Mark Kasperzak
Wood restoration included surveying existing woods and wood finishes and proposing samples for approval. Work included cleaning, rinsing/stripping, repairs, sanding, staining and finishing of historic doors, woodwork, paneling, pillars, window trim, ceiling beams and book casework throughout three floors.
20 ornate doors were completely dismantled of several thousand pieces of trim in order to facilitate restoration of existing damaged (wavy) historic veneer panels for which the original wood fabric was maintained. Process involved a 14 ton heat press that re-amalgamated the original rabbit hide glue beneath the veneer and allowing it to cool over night before releasing the pressure. Door stiles and rails were dismantled and re-assembled.
Painted wood doors, transoms and frames from the third floor Justice apartments were stripped of 12 coats of paint among which was the original milk paint as the first coat.