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Robert Kleeman

Listing #1204   Listed on: 04/17/2011

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I have been a professional woodworker since 1975, beginning as an apprentice in the violin shop at Karnes Music in Elk Grove.

Under the tutelage of master craftsmen, I was classically trained in the art of violin making and restoration. An education that included a framework of historically accurate techniques, and an in-depth understanding of the nature of wood technology and traditional finishing materials.

In 1985 I took a position with one of the Midwest’s premier antique dealers, Caledonian Inc. in Winnetka. Advancing my knowledge, and skills while being bench trained by the craftsmen at Caledonian, I completed course work in the conservation of antiquities at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies.

The current shop is housed in a former stable barn in Lake Forest. Occupying a little under 2000 sq feet.
 
Tool Room
The Bench Room
Reproduction Sofa Table
Company Name:   Robert Kleeman
Contact Name:   Robert Kleeman
Location:   Lake Forest, IL  
Year Founded:   2011
Sq. Footage:   1,500
Employees:   2
Gross Sales:   N/A
Website:   robertkleeman.blogspot.com

Product Specialties:
    Carving - General
    Finishing - General Wood Finishing
    Finishing - Refinishing
    Furniture - Custom Furniture
    Furniture - Furniture Designers
    Furniture - Furniture Repairs
    Furniture - Furniture Reproductions
    Veneer and Marquetry - General
    Woodworking - General

Shop Equipment:
    Delta - Bandsaw
    Delta - Spindle Shaper
    Delta - Jointer
    Grizzly - Belt Sander
    Grizzly - Drill Press
    Other - Table Saw
    Dewalt - Thickness Planer



Viewer Comments:

Posted By: D. C. Nauman     [11/29/2012]
Great shop and great work.


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