Mike is a professional upholsterer in Latham, NY with over 40 years of experience in working and teaching; he’s also the Director of the Professional Refinisher’s Group, a national organization founded in 1998 to connect professionals in the restoration, refinishing, and conservation trades.
In his upholstery work, he divides his time between classic furniture and classic cars, specializing in the British MG, Triumph, and Jaguar, employing period correct materials and detailing. His finishing expertise is based on years of shop experience, and the counsel and mentoring of some of the most experienced wood finishers in the industry. He has contributed to ‘Roubo on Furniture’ by Don Williams (Lost Art Press) and ‘With Saw, Plane & Chisel’ by Zach Dillinger (‘Popular Woodworking’, 2016). He also writes for the ‘American Period Furniture’ journal of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, and has completed several instructional videos on upholstery techniques.