Suzy’s dining chairs

Updated: January 3, 2018

Here are Suzy’s dining chairs – fully restored and looking brand new again.

Restored dining chairs

Restored dining chairs


November 28, 2017

Six dining chairs are to have full restoration after a very hard life, showing heat affected polish and also a bit rickety. Stay tuned!

Wing back chair

Updated: December 15, 2017

Here is the finished wing back chair!

Custom made wing back chair


November 16, 2017

Progress shot of a wing back chair. We are making a slightly modified copy of the one in the left of the photo. Watch out for the finished product!

Restoring and Preserving Family Heirloom Furniture

In this day of minimalist interior design, de-cluttering is in and detailed, large heirloom furniture seems to be out. We feel that there is always a place for old furniture, especially those that have been passed down through generations. They tell of eras gone by and represent a window to one’s family history.

We love working on very old furniture here at Renowned. This type of restoration job often comes with a heart-warming story, like Gordon’s set of treasured furniture.

Before photos of Gordon’s heirloom furniture:

The Victorian-style chairs, made from Mahogany, are an heirloom kept in the family for over 100 years. They were originally bought as a wedding gift in around 1890 for the client’s grandparents.

Gordon and his wife decided to have them restored to celebrate their own wedding anniversary this year.

Here are the finished products:

Gordon sent through a lovely message saying his wife was speechless when she saw them and that they were both very pleased with the end result.

More after photos in detail:

The antique pieces we receive have a high sentimental value and as such we treat them with great care. We always advise clients what the best course of action to take for their heirloom furniture is – may it be a simple repair to maintain the integrity of the piece or an elaborate restoration to make a grand statement.

We hope Gordon family enjoy them for another 100 years.

Old theatre chair

This is a chair from one of Brisbane’s old theatres. Here’s the before and after.



High-back chair damaged by wood worms

This chair was attacked by wood worms and now we have treated and restored it.


High back chair damaged by wood worms


Restored high back chair

Custom-built silver ash dining chairs

Jeff was more than delighted to take delivery on these new custom built upholstered silver ash dining chairs. They are made to match a table that we had previously made for him.

Custom-made silver ash dining chair

Custom-made silver ash dining chairs


Cyclone-damaged dining chairs

These are after photos of dining chairs that we had restored. They were damaged in cyclone Debbie and had come down from the Whitsundays region.

Restored dining chair

Restored dining chairs