For the past 23 years Michael has owned and operated The Surrendered Awl Furniture Improvement Center. The Surrendered Awl is a multi-faceted furniture business with services ranging from
designing and manufacturing custom pieces, to antique restoration, stripping and refinishing, cane/rush/splint repair, and on-site touch-ups for both residential and commercial customers.
Below are some examples. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a list of just some of the businesses which have benefited from our services. Feel free to contact them for a reference.
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Our Display Booth At The Spring Home Show
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Custom Made Furniture
The Center for Physical Therapy in Wappingers Falls, NY is one of the businesses which has commissioned us to design and manufacture furniture for them. They needed six pieces of furniture
to go around their indoor swimming pool which would hold up under the humidity and wetness. We used tongue-in-groove Western Red Cedar to match the existing ceiling and finished it with Cabots
Australian Timber Oil. The result was six beautiful, teak-looking, functional pieces to keep all their equipment safe and the pool area neat.
The interior of each piece has rust proof, anti-microbial, epoxy-coated, metal shelving designed so that water will drip through to the bottom.
Please contact us about pricing for your own custom-made pool-side furniture or other custom made pieces!
The pictures below are of furniture pieces at The Cadet Restaurant in Grant Hall at West Point.
Some pieces needed alterations and are shown before and after. Others were custom made to fit in particular areas.
Because of the historical significance of West Point, any new furniture or restoration has to be in keeping with the style and color of the
How do you fit a round table in a flat space? Give it a flat side!
Some of the businesses which have used our services are listed below.
Feel free to contact any of them for a reference.
Allways / Budget Movers - Kingston
Longhorn Steakhouse - Newburgh
Helen Piteo Interiors - Wappingers Falls
Wendy Brown Interiors - Beacon
The Madam Brett Homestead - Beacon
Hudson Valley Office Furniture - Poughkeepsie
Dia Art Museum - Beacon
Steel House Restaurant- Kingston
Vassar Bros. Medical Center - Poughkeepsie
Vassar College - Poughkeepsie
The Hotel Thayer - West Point
The Cadet Restaurant - USMA West Point
Center For Physical Therapy - Wappingers Falls
FW Interiors - Wappingers Falls
The Hilton Garden Inn - Fishkill