Woodgraining by Don
WHO AM I?
My name is Don Power and I began woodgraining 35 years ago as a hobby. Interest in my work spead from friends and customers and now that I am retired, it is my full time job.
WHAT I DO:
Woodgraining auto interiors for old cars has been the main stay of my operation. However, rod and customs have become a growing part of my operation. The art form is an opportunity to be creative in designing new interior options for owners of street rods, restro-rods and custom cars. This can make a complete package that complements your interior & exterior. Woodgraining offers car owners a wide variety of interior designs.
Woodgraining is based on automotive case coat clear coat urethane technology of the automotive paint system used in body and paint shops. The art of woodgraining is a series of steps hand applied over a base coat for a wood-like appearance. Window frames and dashes are sprayed with four (4) double coats of Dupont chroma clear polyurethane and sanded between each coat for a smooth wet look.
My shop has all the equipment and space in which I pursue restoration activities. My goal is quality not quantity with an eye towards perfection as if it were my own woodgraining on my own cars. I prepare parts using the latest two (2) part acid etching priming system and current urethane paint technology assuring top quality appearance and durability. My shop equipment includes bead blasters, MIG welding equipment & hlvp spray guns.
WE DO NOT REFINISH COMPLETE CARS.
The following information will help you select woodgraining options. Pricing is based on prepared parts. However, if you lack the equipment or facilities to strip or prime your own parts, I will prep them for a flat fee of $25.00 per hour.
Typical preparation consists of glass beading, sanding, acid-etch priming, welding, straightening with pit filling.
Fords dominate my work as grains and colors have been perfected by viture of ford volume. I can duplicate any woodgraining found on all cars including the great American classics such as Packard, Pierce Arrow, Cadillac, Lincoln, etc.
A FEW TIPS PRIOR TO SHIPPING:
It is extremely important that you send me all the parts for your car that you want woodgrained at the same time. As it can be difficult to match work that has already been completed. Make sure any non stock holes are filled in on your parts. Research before shipping or indicate by marking holes you wish me to weld shut & finish. Remove all chrome, plastic weatherstripping or car whishers before shipping. Fit your glove box prior to shipping to risk of chipping a newly finished dash. Phone or write to get on my list. Remember, this is just a one man operation.
Ship your woodgraining materials in US FUNDS ONLY, CASHIERS CHECKS OR BANK MONEY ORDERS for the complete cost of the job. You may ship UPS or Federal Express. When we return your merchandise, we will send it back packaged for a damage-free delivery.
A price list is not included as it will depend on the make of the car.
DON'S WOODGRAINING IS THE "CROWNING TOUCH" FOR QUALITY RESTORATION.