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Well, we have been very busy lately.  We had the opportunity for a shop in Dunbar and went for it. Its wonderful to have a space to display our furniture and to interact with our customers.  Our opening times are Tuesday  - Thursday  10am - 2pm and Saturday 10am -…

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Orange delight

Orange delight

A pair of farmhouse style dining chairs painted in a flat matt orange. Gorgeous.  Finished the paint work today. 

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Custom project

Custom project

Saturday morning was spent cutting and sizing a salvaged railway sleeper. Made from Jarrah hardwood this was no easy task. Several passes were needed on the saw to rip it down to size and just fraction adjustments on the planer. The effort was worth it as it looks amazing. The…

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Completed Chest of Drawers

Completed Chest of Drawers

The stage shot photo gives a good indication of the work that is involved in an upcycling project. The original, and damaged finish is completely removed and any filling or mending is then carried out prior to the painting process. This piece has already found its new home. 

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Next up..

Next up..

Our current project is this circa1930/40's chest of drawers. It is going to be fully painted so we are in the process of stripping of the old finish ready for priming and filling where required. After this two coats of undercoat, followed by two topcoats. Areas not to be painted…

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Project Update

Project Update

There are a few pieces on the go at the moment in the workshop. We are working to finish the Art Deco drinks cabinet which just needs a final coat of finish, then photographed. Along with that we have been mending an old rocking chair and a Mid Century drop…

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Sewing Box

Sewing Box

A lovely piece of furniture to work on. This 1930's sewing box, or table is, I'm pretty sure an A Morco. The label is usual on the inside lower top but like a lot of vintage furniture it has been lost. The inside fabric trim had become lose and needed…

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Repairs to the Rivington

Repairs to the Rivington

Part of todays agenda was to repair the top of the Rivington Drink cabinet. Having suffered from, most probably many a drink spilt on it, time had come to make good best we could. With there being enamel work upon the finish a full sand could not be carried out.…

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Art Deco Update..

Art Deco Update..

On the Final stage now of the Art Deco dressing table. Drawers going back in, adjusted where necessary and minor touch up's completed.  There was some minor damage on the rear mirror upright but is patched and looking good. A visit to the glaziers will complete the quarter round Glass…

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A good day at Work

A good day at Work

A really good vibe in the workshop today! There was lots to talk about from our weekend at our Pop up shop and we had a few deliveries to make, and a pick up later on as it turned out. After the chitchat we got back to work, starting on…

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