Day & Age works with clients to design solutions for their complex problems. We enjoy collaborating with clients, architects & other trades to bring a holistic approach to problem solving. It is in the design phase where the refinement of the project occurs to produce an exceptional product or install.
The team of craftsmen at Day & Age are dedicated to fine craftsmanship. Their acute attention to detail ensures a smooth execution and final product that goes beyond their client's expectations.
From model ships held in collection by the USCGA to historic homes and landmarks, Day & Age is a trusted expert in historic restoration, preservation & renovation. If a project is historic by nature or even just by proximity, you can be assured that Day & Age will use a holistic approach, which is sensitive to all historic aspects.
The Atlantic Model
Day & Age was hired to fully restore the 30 year old model of the schooner Atlantic for the The United States Coast Guard Academy Museum. The Schooner Atlantic served as a sail training vessel at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT for many years and so there is a sentimental attachment to the model. An exciting characteristic of the model is that it was constructed out of deck planks salvaged from the original ship. Day & Age partnered with the University of Rhode Island's Textile Conservation Lab to conserve the Atlantic model's tattered silk flag, and relieve years of staining from the ships sails.
Day & Age works with clients to design solutions for their complex problems.
Day & Age worked with Mystic Seaport's Exhibit Department to design a pair of new donation boxes to travel with the whale ship the Charles W. Morgan on her 38th voyage. The donation boxes needed to reflect the maritime heritage of Mystic Seaport and the Morgan while also remaining secure, lightweight, and durable. Day & Age suggested the box be lined with copper so that when donations were added the box would draw curious excitement as it would ting and ping. This project was an exercise in creativity under serious budgetary constraints.
The schematic designs for these ornamental gable trusses were created by the homeowner's architect many years ago but never got implemented in the major restoration that took place. When the homeowner was ready for this portion of the project they went about ordering trusses from a standard supply house. Unfortunately the scale was far too small and quality lacking. Day & Age used the architectural sketch to produce shop drawings, build the trusses at the scale necessary, fabricate them out of african mahogany, paint them to match the home's trim & install them. The skilled building and install of these ornamental trusses provides the finishing touches this beautifully restored home deserves.
See drawings of this project here.
Historic Reproduction Windows
Day & Age Studio designed and built a full compliment of unique storm windows for the Steel House at Connecticut College, in New London, CT. The design was modeled after a 1930s Curtis Window design, which features a hinging lower sash that tilts into the building to allow for ventilation.
The Steel House at Connecticut College
The Steel house is a fully restored original example of one of Americas first pre-fabricated homes. General Homes featured this model at the 1933 Worlds Fair in Chicago.