Repair/Restore 1966 Richard Schultz on the cheap?
The ONLY!!!! Person to restore patio furniture, especially Richard Schultz and Walter Lamb, is Eric Drury.
The dude does everything right! I have lounge chairs, dining chairs, lounge chairs, and tables that he has restored. I am extremely happy with the results and the price. Call and leave him a message, better yet text him since he is always busy. YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID!
Edited by DA (no personal contact info in the forum please).
We had great results working with Eric Drury. He re-slung two Schultz chairs and one chaise with beautiful results. His fee was so reasonable that we were able to fly him to our home on the island of Dominica, and the project remained within budget. There is no way we could have done the installation ourselves. It is great to see pieces that have been in my family since the sixties both looking and functioning so well.
I own the Richard Schultz Topiary products with maintenance and repair being a low priority. Is there a point you ask...
Yes, today I spoke with my intimate knowledge Richard Schultz friend on a different subject (summertime visit) and remembered to ask about the 1966 production webbing and slings so often mentioned in this forum.
"The only proprietary product on the 1966 products are the coatings" (sometimes called paint).
I did not ask the webbing and slings supply source via phone nor will I ask in writing. I will get a verbal answer to webbing and sling jobber during my June or July visit (pleasant weather in the NE).
Sewing and fabrication remains an issue dealt with on an individual basis at some local level.
Hi there, I realize this is an old thread, but we tried Eric Drury for redoing our Schultz furniture. He sounded expert and knowledgable, and asked for a 50% deposit, which we paid. Nearly two years later, and untold number of promises broken - "You're very next in line!", "I'm working on them right now!" "I don't have my shop set up yet" "I'll come pick up your furniture next weekend" etc. etc. etc. for almost two years. We started inquiring with some of the modern furniture dealers in Palm Springs about other options, and when they heard we had given money to Drury, with hand to forehead they all said he USED to be good but has gone off the rails, has let a lot of people down and owes money left and right. We wish we had known before we threw our money away. Very sad.