How to do a proper chair restoration – Update

Here’s an update on the chair restoration project we’re featuring:

You can see that there are signs of ‘past sins’ where the owners have used big self-tapping screws to try and keep the chairs together. We have had to drill these out and apply a filler to address that situation.

Our preference would have been a replacement section of timber but we do have to mind the clients’ budget as well, so our very talented French polishers will deal with these patches in due course.


Additionally, we have applied the first of 3 polishing coats. This first coat is clear natural and gives the client an opportunity to see the chair natural and decide at this point if timber toners are going to be desired for a darker look. Our preference? Keep it natural!


Also, at the bottom of our last Newsletter you will have seen another solid, blackwood, Parker style dining suite – (no chipboard here!). Well, we reckon we’re going to call it the Captain’s choice! It truly is one of the finest mid-century suites we’ve seen come through here in quite a while.



The next installment on this story may well be in a few weeks’ time while we complete all the polishing and upholstery.

Watch out for the unveiling!