Bill Triplett learned the craft of antique furniture restoration working with his grandfather, Boyd Headley, in Winchester, VA.
By the age of 15, he was apprenticing in his grandfather's antique and restoration shop along with his uncles and cousins.
After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in engineering, Bill started his own business, William Triplett Restorations, in 1971.
Today, Bill works in a 19th century barn located in Francestown, NH. He uses only period restoration materials in his work, drawing from one of the best inventories of 18th century and early 19th century furniture parts.
Specializing in early American formal and fine country furniture, Bill's expertise includes replacement and repair of carved inlaid and veneered elements. He also specializes in fine finishing work, in particular, conserving old and original surfaces.
Bill works with each client individually to decide which treatment is appropriate for their antique.
Beyond furniture, Bill restores a variety of antique wooden objects for his clients. Examples include clocks, spinning wheels, folk art, picture frames, mirrors and carved figures.
His work can be found in numerous historical museums in New England and in private collections across the United States.