Contact Us

Call us at

Alice Welch

Hours Beginning April 2024:
Sat. & Sun.,
9 AM to 5 PM
Mon. thru Fri.,
(or anytime by appointment)

We accept all major credit and debit cards, cash or checks.

We are located at:
361 Shaker Road, Gray, ME 04039
Just 3 1/2 miles north of Gray village on Route 26

Appraisal Service

The Barn on 26 offers appraisal services for estates, insurance companies and individuals. Free appraisals are available at the shop during normal business hours, by appointment only.

Formally documented appraisals are performed for a fee, which varies according to the extent of the documentation. Please contact the shop for more information and appointment schedules. The owner, Alice Welch personally performs all appraisals, and references are available.

Refinishing and Restoration Service

The Barn on 26 offers full refinishing and restoration services for wood furniture and accessories, including chair caning and upholstery. A visit to the shop is the best testimony to the quality of workmanship offered by the Barn on 26 professionals.

With the exception of painted items, all pieces are hand stripped to preserve the original patina of the wood. The stains used contain tung oil to nurture the wood prior to sealing. Pieces are then sealed with a sanding sealer, hand sanded and finished with several coats of clear satin lacquer finish. The finished product is brilliant, durable and not subject to fading over time.

Each item is closely examined for necessary repair and regluing prior to finishing, and re-assembly of every piece, including hardware buffing, is professionally done.

There is no charge for an estimate on refinishing orders, regardless of your final decision. Customers should contact Alice Welch at the shop to arrange for an appointment.

Pricing is done on an individual basis, and a 50% deposit is required prior to acceptance of work, with the balance being due upon completion. Satisfaction is guaranteed, and many, many valid references are available after 28 years of service.

Many folks do have questions regarding the merits of refinishing antique furniture. Please enjoy the following article written for the Coastal Journal, Bath, Maine, by Barn on 26 owner, Alice Welch.

Click here to read the
Coastal Journal Article