THE EVOLUTION OF A FAMILY BUSINESS

The idea of  "WOOD DOCTORS" started in Tucson, Arizona in 1976.  David Erickson Sr. was only 17 years old when he began his journey in furniture restoration and upholstery.  His parents, Alfred and Jeannien,  bought and sold antique furniture and needed someone to make the necessary repairs and reupholstering.  So a small shop was set up and furnished and David Erickson Sr.  never looked back.  Each repair became an opportunity to learn and expand. 

45 years later Wood Doctors is still a family run business.   David Sr.'s sons, John, Joseph and David have each taken their father's years of learning and have continued to add to it, creating a vast store of knowledge, expierence and craftsmanship.  Not only his sons, but other members of the family often play a supporting role, whether in office work, organization, cleaning and even repair work.  Even now the next generation of our family is learning the skills to take Wood Doctors into the future. 

 

But as we go forward in this age of "throw away" consumerism so many skill sets are being lost.  Furniture making and the art of repairing and restoration is disappearing.  We believe that future generations need to know that repairing and preserving furniture is the ultimate in sustainability.  Choosing furniture that can be repaired, restored and passed on is what the future should be.  We believe choosing to purchase the old and reviving it for future generations to use is the best thing we can do for the enviroment.

DAVID ERICKSON SR.
JOHN ERICKSON
JOSEPH ERICKSON
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

We contacted The Wood Doctor to see if they could rebuild our Cabinetry in the front of our Motor Home when the old TV went out. We purchased a new flat screen that was much slimmer and reworked the brackets where the TV hung. We needed someone to incase the cabinetry and make it look like the other ones on each side of the T V. They assured us they could do what we were asking. We picked up our R V today and it was beyond belief. It looked better than when the old T V was there. They built a beautiful cabinet that not only fit the flat screen perfectly but matched the older woodwork to a tea. We could not have asked for anything better. We highly recommend them if you ever need this type of work. Very professional and are skilled in various wood working jobs, also, so helpful on making it happen when your in a timeframe pinch. Thank you so much David Erickson, you will be our first call for any future wood working needs.

 

 Gene & Judy Eichenberger