Please keep it authentic!

Sally had a loss. Among the damaged pieces was this old handmade cupboard done by her beloved grandfather. “Yes, it needs restoring but please please please don’t take away the look and feel that my grandfather gave me before he passed.”

Well, it’s different for our guys to try and leave all the things that they are so used to fixing but here we are! A completed job, sealed and set up for many years to come, looking just the way granddad intended.

Restored cupboard

An all time favorite

The good old silky oak pot plant stand still looks elegant and brings a smile/memory of a bygone era.

Restored pot plant stand

Completed book mill

This antique rotary book shelf was rebuilt and re-polished to bring it back to life. Quite unique, don’t you think?

Restored book mill

Restored book mill

Sarah’s Parker buffet

We recently restored Sarah’s beautiful Parker Buffet. It came up a treat! Here’s what she had to say…

“I just wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with the wonderful restoration of our parker buffet. It originally belonged to my parents, and I remember how proud they were of it when it was originally purchased in the 70’s – and now it looks like it did when it was new! It will be a wonderful reminder of my parents and our happy home.”


Restored Parker buffett

Blanket box

Now fully restored. Wait till you see the home-made tapestry upholstery!

Restored blanket box

Restored blanket box

Silver ash table

Updated: September 20, 2017

The table top being made.

September 11, 2017

The final stages of base assembly of a beautiful silver ash dining table.

Oh, dear! The dogs!

This is what happens when you don’t walk a working dog.


Black barn doors

Updated: September 18, 2017

Here are progress shots. As soon as they’re installed down on the Gold Coast, we’ll send you some pictures!


Updated: September 13, 2017

Striped timber and joinery has begun.

September 4, 2017

This is where it all begins. Second-hand materials for some good old-fashioned barn doors.