Another “Before and After” Story

Margie simply loved her grandmother’s chiffonier and could not part with it BUT… The colour simply could not go in her newly renovated northern suburbs town house.

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While the guys here were cringing, we do try and move with the times…knowing full well that perhaps one day Margie’s daughter might return and ask for the solid cedar masterpiece to be returned to its former glory but for now, it is well preserved.

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Life Comes to Newness

This battered tallboy has some history. Originally built by Jack’s wife grandfather more than 80 years ago from trees felled by him at the time. This piece has recently gone through vermin attack and a major flood.

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New drawer has been made where one was lost (Floated away in the floods of 2011).

Bobbin twist uprights have been restored, new legs turned and some replacement drawer handles have been turned to match the existing ones too.

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And here’s the finished product. Restored to its glory.

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Double King Single

Michael’s new custom made bed.

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Michael & his wife required a special bed to accommodate their different sleeping needs so we collaborated and came up with this “Double King Single”.

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The frame has been designed to house 2 king single mattresses so that they can buy one soft and one hard but still have the added comfort of a large sleeping area and a seamless, bigger than king-size overall sleeping surface. All this in a contemporary/traditional design marrying old world deep buttoning, traditional, hand-carved legs and modern lines.

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The Stack

Wayne grabbed a great deal by securing “The Stack” book-shelving system for his living room.

A newly build northern suburbs home will house the stack and be filled with Wayne’s collection of books and some pictures & ornaments.

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Wayne has said that he thinks he will add to the stack with more box modules later on but not until he has it all set up and works out the configuration that suits him best.

He’s also going to have a couple of the box modules’ internal areas repolished in the feature colour of his room to ‘bring the whole space together’.

We’re sure it’s going to look truly stunning.

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The Skate Shelf

Dean has snapped up a bargain for his 13 year old son who’s a keen skateboard rider.

As part of the ongoing showroom stock clearance, Dean has grabbed the “Skate” shelves for his son’s room on the Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane.

The Skate won a state award for best occasional/Lifestyle furniture and now’ hangs’ with a skater boy in his bedroom.

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The Skate is made from AA grade plywood and moulded plywood skateboard decks.It actually says the word “Skate” down the spine of the shelf.

 

News Flash! The Twins

We at Renowned Furniture have started clearing out our showroom stock to make way for some of our new amazing designs. Some of the pieces being offered are 2013 winners that we entered in the state and national furniture design and manufacture awards.

 

Chris has snapped up “The Twins” for almost half price and has them in pride of place at his western suburbs home.

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A stunning set of coffee/occasional tables made from Queensland walnut and ‘grain matched’ when they are placed together.

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These two pieces also have a flash of polished steel inlayed with tapered legs.

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The Invisible Shelf

See how it works, imagine a whole wall full of them!
Defying gravity! Floating books…..
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A Picture Story

New Project: Mel’s Antique chair. One of the most unique features of antique chairs is the many hours of work spent on their creation. Antique chairs were specially handcrafted, increasing their style appeal & longevity.

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This 1800’s circa chair has been in Mel’s family for only a few years but she intends turning them into heirlooms.

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While some restoration projects may just need a few simple fixes, others could wind up costing more and are time-consuming.

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The first real step in any restoration process is to disassemble the chair.

This step must be done gently as possible as to avoid any unnecessary stress or damage.

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After disassembly, it is necessary to collect any pieces and replace anything rotted or damaged.

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Reassembling the pieces using any nails or screws that were saved wherever possible to retain the originality of the chair. Glue and reattach the pieces together.

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Renowned always makes sure to go over every piece carefully to keep its value & character.

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Like most antiques a well-kept chair will increase in value as years pass.

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Our very own Brian adding some finishing touches and coating!

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As long as these chairs are treated with the care they deserve, maintenance will not be a problem. We’re almost done with this one!

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And here’s the finished product!

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Lovely, isn’t it?

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