Double Queue of Walden specializes in fine furniture restoration and conservation, bringing new life to classic furniture.
Christopher Anigacz founded Double Queue in 1999, having worked for fine restoration and conservation companies for many years. He was also an instructor of fine wood finishing at the highly regarded 3rd Ward Design Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Anigacz is Double Queue’s sole employee.
“I enjoy what I do,” he said. “It’s a hobby that pays the bills.”
Anigacz moved his business to Walden about a year-and-a-half ago. Prior to that, the store had been located in Long Island City in Queens.
“[It was] very simple economics. The shop was getting way too expensive to sustain,” he said.
Anigacz chose to set up shop in Walden because of its affordability, especially in comparison to Long Island City. He also chose this new location because of its close proximity to New York City, which is where all of Anigacz’s clients are. Double Queue has many past and present clients such as Tom Scheerer Incorporated, Christian Liagre and Design Development NYC. Anigacz provides many services, which make each piece of furniture sparkle.
One of Double Queue’s services is reconditioning and polishing fine furniture and panelled walls. This includes color adjustment and touch-ups as well as the removal of minor stains and blemishes. In addition, Double Queue also includes the removal of white water rings and periodic maintenance of fine finishes.
If a piece of furniture is broken, the company can also perform structural repairs. Double Queue glues and joins furniture in order to fix the structure. Anigacz also repairs and reconstructs damaged or missing components and provides veneer work. Surface restoration, turning and leveling are services he performs as well.
Finishing is one of the company’s specialties. Anigacz provides traditional and modern finishes as well as oil finishes. True French polish, milk paint as well as gliding and metallic effects give the furniture a pristine look. Caning, rushing and reupholstery complete each piece.
One of Anigacz’s restored furniture pieces is on display at the Josephine-Louise Public Library in Walden. A 220-year-old restored desk is currently on display, which once belonged to Rufus King, one of the original framers of the constitution. His desk will be on display at the library until Saturday, Feb. 15.
In time, Anigacz hopes to do work for clients in the City of Hudson. He noted that many wealthy people have houses there and might need their furniture restored. However, for right now the goal for his business is simple.
“My hope for the future of my business is to keep it going,” Anigacz said.
Double Queue is located at 29 Grant Street in Walden. The business’s hours are by appointment only. Anigacz can be contacted for appointments at (917) 653-7028 or via email at email@example.com.