About Us

Joe Hornor began restoring and refinishing at the age of 8 (a very long time ago!!!).  His first piece was his grandfather’s desk -still in use.  Restoration became a hobby over the years with close friends and family asking him to work on their antiques and fine furniture.  Referrals continued and what had been a hobby soon became a vocation.The real story of Little Jack Horner

We restored the desk used by "Doc" on the long-running television show "Gunsmoke"

This rolltop desk was restored for a client whose father (an actor) was given it by Milburn Stone – “Doc” on Gunsmoke. It’s the desk “Doc” used on the set of the popular tv show.

In 1990, Joe and his wife, Vivian (a fifth generation Texan) opened Little Jack Horner’s.  Since then, the company has continued to grow and expand its capacity and services. Our 4000 square foot, professionally equipped facility allows Little Jack Horner’s to provide our clients with superior service

Vivian and Joe both grew up with many family heirlooms – some dating back to the mid-1800s. The majority of these family pieces are still being used in their home today.  Teenagers and grandchildren have all been raised with them as part of their heritage.

Mixed breed dog we adopted.

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This life-long exposure created a love of antiques and the desire that they be preserved for the future, as well as the basis for the knowledge of what restoration technique or style is appropriate to a particular piece of furniture.

Due to current workloads, we are open by appointment only. We may not be available if you drop by. Please call ahead to set an appointment that is convenient for you. You are always welcome to visit the shop, but we don’t want you to waste a trip.