Baby Grand Piano
This was in a very poor condition. Sunlight had faded the wood to a pale blond and the polish had cracked so it resembled crazy paving.
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Bedroom Chair
You never quite know what you’ll find under painted furniture - this one turned out rather well! Originally this type of chair would have had a cane seat, but this plywood one had been there as long as the client could remember, so that’s how we left it.
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Card Table
This restoration involved a lot of work for such a small table. A great deal of the veneer around the edge of the table was missing and therefore needed completely replacing. The table was then re-polished and new green baize laid to complete the project

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Set of Mahogany Reproduction ‘Antique Gilt’ Chairs
These brand new unpolished chairs were supplied by the client with the brief to produce an ‘Antique Gilt’ effect. A combination of ‘red oxide’ basecoat, gold lacquer and patina highlights in the carving, produced the result.
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Limewashed Beech Dining Table
This is an example of one of the many effects we are able to produce. A good percentage of our work is ‘modern’ furniture.
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Mahogany Chest of Drawers
This poor chest was in a bad way and originally considered ‘beyond economical repair’. There wasn’t really any part of it that wasn’t either split, twisted or missing. However, sometimes if you care about a piece of furniture it is worth giving it a new lease of life.
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Mahogany Drop Leaf Bureau
A typical piece of faded and tatty furniture in need of some attention. Strip the old varnish and sand through the ‘dead’ outer wood, then there’s some lovely grain waiting to shine again.
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Oak Bookcase
This bookcase was a major project as it had been stored in an out building for many years and the effects of the damp conditions were clearly visible. The drawer runners were worn and hanging off, there were inlays and veneers missing and generally it was in need of full restoration.
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Oak Chair – cracked leg
This chair was one of a set in need of stripping and re-polishing but this one also needed a fundamental repair. The leg had snapped across the grain and there was no way of getting any real strength back unless a filet of wood was inserted. Therefore it was decided that making a new leg would be the best option.
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Oak Drop Leaf Table
Drop Leaf tables are very popular and always restore very successfully.
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Pine Bedroom Furniture
Are you fed up with your modern pine furniture? Then choose a colour and change it!
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Pitch Pine School Cupboard
This cupboard was junk shop fodder but the client had other plans. After the hinges and locks were replaced and some glass added, it was brought to life as both a useful and attractive piece of furniture.
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Rosewood Dining Table
These pictures need no explanations. No stain was added to the wood to achieve the final colour. Simply beautiful.
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Tulipwood Dressing Chest
This Dressing Chest came with the brief for a ‘farmhouse, provincial, distressed’ type of look. It was a bit of an experiment but we always strive to achieve a clients needs.

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