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Renovations at the Sackett Tavern, Circa 1776

Restoration, additions, construction, and furniture by Delnero

1991 through 2002

The Sackett Tavern was built circa 1776, and was one of the oldest in the State of Massachusetts. Nestled on hundreds of acres in the foot hills of the Berkshires, the Tavern is currently privately owned, and beautiful home of John & Sharon. All through the 1990s, we had the privilege of getting to work on this amazing property, and were truly blessed to get to know and become friends with John and Sharon.

After 3 visits to our showroom, Sharon ordered 6 little Shaker door stops. She then ordered a 2 rung Shaker step stool, then a custom bi-level pine chest of drawers for their daughter Leslie, and after that it was just a blur of projects for nearly a dozen years! We built John & Sharon barns, car ports, furniture, sheds, wrought iron and copper items, renovated & restored numerous areas, and enjoyed the challenges inherent in each and every request.

Sharon with one of her prize roosters. Her and John are originally from California (where they still own a home), and itís safe to say they were not country bumpkins! John, a very successful business man, and Sharon, is truly in her element while hosting an elegant party for executives. It has been so much fun watching them become old time New Englanders!

Sharon has been the most influential client we have ever worked with. Her sense of design and flair have transformed their property, and taught the importance of attention to detail, no matter how small. Sharon convinced us to build our first piece of furniture out of tiger maple.

When Sharon came into our lives, we built out of 4 different woods. Today we offer pieces from 27 different wood species.

Sharon, a special thank you for everything!

Love, The Delneros

The first major project in the Tavern was the restoration of the Master bedroom, which included completely removing the gable end, and replacing a single centered window with a pair of double windows with real wood mullions. We did all the construction and finish work ourselves, and built the tiger maple bedroom set.

We converted a small adjacent closet into a bathroom off the Master bedroom. We built a dormer to incorporate a pair of double hung windows, and finished the bath room with old boards found in the attic. The shed dormer (click onto image to see the dormer from the outside) was a challenge to build in this 235 year old post and beam historic structure.

John & Sharon asked us to build them a 26 ft. long enclosed closet, consisting of 6 pairs of raised panel doors, custom built around the existing beams in the attic of the old Inn. The entire closet was completely cedar lined, and had interior lighting.

We were asked to design and build a duel purpose structure. The left section is an art studio with a 9 ft. cellar underneath, with a side porch that faces the gardens. Windows and French doors (click onto image to see the inside of the studio) let in plenty of natural light. The right section houses garden tractors and implements, and has a working bell tower.

Open Daily 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed Sundays
Evenings by Appointment

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