Possibly 110 years old, this stool has been sent to us for some TLC. A full strip back, repolish and a new seat with webbing and a new tapestry fabric will have it looking a million dollars!
The next stage in the rebirth of penny’s treasured piano stool. All joints redone, full strip back and repolished. The only step left in the process is upholstery. Penny has chosen and we are fitting the new fabric. We expect to be delivering the stool to Penny next week…
This is the story of a circa 1960’s office desk that had been discarded. Left on the side of the road for the local council annual rubbish pick up. In a very poor state of dis repair, the desk had broken drawers, chipped and missing veneer all over, deep water stains and marks all over the top and was structurally falling apart.
A keen eye with a love for all things old (Glenys) stopped and collected the desk and all its pieces and contacted Renowned furniture for a quote. After some consultation, we agreed on a price and a method. The big challenge was saving the top as it was an extremely rare butterfly blackwood veneer which we knew would be irreplaceable so all the restoration tricks were ‘pulled out’ by our very qualified team to return this classic back to its former glory. It will live again, this time for ever holding pride of place in Glenys’s retro office.
Glenys and Alan were delighted with their desk. They ended up re-arranging their furniture to accommodate the desk in pride of place. Now, Glenys has a peaceful work space, with an amazing view, and a gorgeous desk.
With a global increase in old style vinyl record sales of 17% last year alone, Renowned Furniture have embarked on a release of some funky record cabinets. There are some units that you can have customised with cool, themed sliding doors or pictures of your favourite bands etc.
The client, Richard, wanted a classic silky oak linen cupboard to match an existing piece he has. After trolling the antique stores and the internet, Richard thought he try his luck getting something built. He was convinced that he would never find the true classic north Queensland silky oak but he was delighted when he found Renowned. We have a stockpile of genuine Queensland silky oak and cedar that we’ve been holding for more than 30 years and that’s actually more than 45 years old.
One great find for Renowned Furniture was a government auction back in the late ‘80’s when the state government stopped making school desks and other pieces for government owned buildings and they sold off all their old timber stock. We paid little for it back then but it’s worth a fortune now. The rest is going to become history…
The client runs a shared office space business on the Gold Coast called “Co-Spaces” and had a very important tenant coming in called the V8 Supercars Group. They are one of the icons in Australian Motor Racing.
The desks he wanted to design for the V8 guys needed to be unique and have industrial flair for both 2 person & 4 person seating. A collaborative approach to the design between Renowned Furniture & Co-Spaces director, Ben Howe, turned out some cutting edge desks that are one of a kind.
We’ve used a highly polished birch ply top framed underneath with hi grade aluminium powder coated in black. These tops are supported by fabricated steel legs & fabricated steel pigeon-hole pedestal bases all powder coated white. The divider partitions on top to form the 4 operator positions privacy panels are fabricated steel with a black & white powder coat contrast. The finished product gives off a sharp clean appearance with an almost ‘War of the worlds’ like power stance. Very solid pieces.
Mark commenced his career as an elite swimmer representing Australia in the 1984 Olympics and 1986 Commonwealth Games.
After Mark’s retirement from swimming in 1992, he joined the family business (Stockwell) established by his parents Bill and Necia Stockwell. Mark is now the Managing Director.
Some years ago, Renowned Furniture was supplying fine furniture and furniture restoration to Mark’s parents. More recently, Mark found a remarkable antique, solid mahogany extension dining table in an antique shop in Woolloongabba, Brisbane and invited us to inspect the table and provide an estimate to restore it. We understand that it was originally imported from UK and was located on a large property station out west.More