The Restoration Process - Introduction

We get a very diverse and interesting range of furniture, heirlooms and trinkets passing through our restoration workshop - if you haven't come across it yet, it's tucked away in the basement of our shop. Come and say hi, we're very friendly (even if Mark on the left looks like a Peaky Blinder...)!

The process of reviving tired and broken furniture is a very involved one, with many different steps and whilst the techniques we use are similar from piece to piece, every item is unique and presents a new challenge. Repairing the broken leg of a chair, for example, may seem like it would be a straightforward fix - you just take the piece that's broken off and glue it back onto the remainder of the chair, right? - but is often far more complex.

So, to elucidate some of our methods (and to show everyone up in the shop that we really do do more than sit listening to the radio, drinking cups of tea and occasionally sanding small sections of wood...), we thought we'd begin sharing with you some step-by-step walkthroughs of projects that we find particularly interesting or challenging. If the past few years is anything to go by, you can expect muskets, harpsichords, small wooden horses, small wooden Jesuses, small wooden Buddhas, classic car dashboards and probably some tables and chairs too...

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