Built in 1912

What a quaint little two-seater. Unfortunately, a rather portly friend plonked themselves down smack in the middle and snapped it in half. No signs of that now! Don’t suppose we sat down in that fashion back in the ’20’s! Would not have been proper!

Restored two-seater chair

Jan’s TV cabinet

Jan’s TV cabinet is complete.

“Just give it a seal coat and we’ll paint it later,” Jan instructed us! And when we installed it: “Wow! I think we’ll leave it just the way it is.”

Solid A grade hoop pine throughout. Matched to the skirting boards.

Restored TV cabinet

Music to my ears

Ray had a flood upstairs and the water damage cascaded down to some of his precious items below. One of these was the baby grand. Now fully restored and looking like new. “It’s music to my ears” Ray said, but we felt that it was more like a “sight for sore eyes”!

Restored baby grand piano

Restored baby grand piano

Collar back cane chairs second time around

These black collar back cane chairs were done well over a year ago. We were unaware that they were going to be positioned in direct outdoor sun. The polish we used was furniture grade but not UV stable. In the interest of good relations and to uphold our great reputation, we redid the chairs even though the warranty had expired and the application was not fit for purpose. The motivation here is customer and reputation rather than just keeping the peace. We know the chairs will function very well from this point forward and at no additional cost to the client.

Restored collar back cane chairs

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