A rather beaten up chest of drawers in dire need of attention. The top was badly bowed and split with ring marks and pen marks. Each draw was damaged or falling apart.
It was all stripped down with plenty of repairs made and the draws planed down to fit snugly.
The worktop was soaked in water overnight and clamped flat to flatten them. It was then reglued. Each part including the top had the name of the maker penciled on the back. I LOVE old furniture and its story.
All put back together and waxed with a few coats, after all the marks have been removed. Now in its new home, awaiting some matching handles.
The bench ends were reclaimed and provided by the client. After being stripped down, painted, laquered and the makers name, which is the same as the person who the memorial bench was for, was hand painted in gold paint (nice touch!), the slats were made from mahogany and finished with tung oil. The back of the bench was recessed to accept the memorial plaque.
A fitting tribute to last many years to come and solid as a rock.
Always happy to take on refurbishment and repair work
The Sussex Oak burl wood is now in its new home, hosting a set of led lights to make a unique light fitting for this bedroom. There are another 2 to make but each one is totally unique in shape and its look.
A little more intresting than a lump of plastic!
Always happy to come up with an intresting design to suit your room
Absolutley gorgeous Sussex burr oak. If you look at a tree and see the big round growths on the side, thats a burr, and this is a slice from one. The pattern of the grain is always beautiful and is prized for furniture making.
As to what this is going to be.....guess away in the comments and all we be revealed soon!!
Its a real honour to do projects that mean so much for people.
This bench has been done to celebrate a diamond wedding anniversary. The bench ends have been salvaged and repainted, with some repairs and additional brackets by @beverton_blacksmiths and the slats are 50 year old mahogany from a retired furniture makers workshop.
They have been engraved with the family members name to mark the occasion.
Always happy to do repairs, recycling and any special project to mark an occasion.
From finish to start. This large Ash end grain board with routered hand holds, started life as a large single board of Ash.
Its been ripped down into strips, planned and then glued and planned again. After that its cut into strips across the grain and glued up once again. When its out of the clamps its sanded down and the end hand holds routered in, before several coats of chopping board butter, which is a home made mix of beeswax and mineral oil. Weighing in at 7.5kgs its a solid lump that will give years of service.