A unique project has been creating speaker boxes for audio systems worth up to £10,000. These therefore have to be no ordinary box. The quality is superb and considerations on reverberation, longevity, sound quality and sturdiness have all been considered in their design and creation.
More cabinet making projects have come in the form of creative bespoke design for clients. Katie from Maulden had an inbuilt dresser for her kitchen diner. The awkward spaces between the fire place created efficient storage space, gave a country kitchen look whilst incorporating slick floating shelves in characterful reclaimed oak.
The first of our two chosen of projects include a fine example of rosewood English centre table with a circular tilt-top & octagonal spreading pedastal with scrolling paw feet.
The clients demands were to provide a deep clean to the table top & base to remove the years of built up dirt and the detrimental effect modern household spray polish has on the finish.
The work was carried out in the customers own property, using a specially mixed product that will remove dirt & wax bulid up, without damaging the French polish. The table was then given three coats of antique wax.
The second project was an intresting pair of rosewood occasi...
Mid 1800s. One of the most enjoyable pieces of work undertaken was the restoration of Victorian entrance doors at St Lawrence's Towcester. The integrity of the oak doors was kept whilst be cleaned and given a new lease of life. Everyone now enjoys a warm stylish welcome.
1900s A William Shwarzwaelder roll top desk from Chichester, New York made its way into the workshop. William Shwarzwaelder and his descendants ran the furniture factory and the entire town until the factory went out of business in 1939. This followed the whole town being auctioned off. The roll top desk is a beautiful piece.
Returning to the stunning Anglican St Luke's founded 1773 in the London Borough of Islington is always a joy. It is now a music centre operated by the London Symphony Orchestra and has played host to artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, and Van Morrison. The full refurbishment of the church is nearly complete and I’ve had the privilege of work on the restoration of internal fittings. This isn’t the first time the church has gone under restoration.
The church was closed by the Church of England Diocese of London in 1964 after subsidence made it unsafe. The roof was removed two years later for safety reasons and the shell...