Category Archives: advanced woodwork

Hare And Moon Bygone Nostalgic Chest Of Drawers

Here we have on offer our Hare And Moon Bygone Nostalgic ¬†Chest Of Drawers. This piece is a collaboration of talents. Christopher Roe, Cabinet maker and furniture restorer. Dar’ya Meszkes ¬†Artist and Artisan. A fusion of design style and use … Continue reading

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Old Drawers

I acquired a number of old drawers from a photography studio that was closing down and selling of stock used as props and storage.The drawers were missing the original carcass .The piece of furniture would have been called a Wellington … Continue reading

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Any Artists out there ?

Pictured below is a late eighteenth century Satinwood Pembroke table with floral painted decoration.I have a possible commission to make something similar but I don’t have the knowledge or the skills to do the painted decoration.Are there any artists out … Continue reading

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Gothic American Steeple Clock

The case has been carefully restored ,involving glueing down any lifting Rosewood veneers.Glueing back the broken Gothic finial.Consolidation of the paper label inside of the case to prevent further losses.(The label shows the makers name and how to operate the … Continue reading

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Gothic American Steeple Clock

This clock is in quite a bad way,a result of a break in. The thieves smashed the clock case and the door is missing altogether. Restoration will involve repairs to what is left of the case and a reconstruction of … Continue reading

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Chair repair and restoration

A pair of late Victorian mahogany balloon backs,part of a set of eight dining chairs.Made from fine Honduras Mahogany,these chairs are beautifully made and are of great quality.The makers label is still intact found underneath the back of the front … Continue reading

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Staining and polishing

The new repairs are carefully levelled,bleached and stained to match the original surfaces.The surface is grainfilled with pumish powder and a body of traditional transparent shellac polish is applied. Followed by an application of handmade traditional wax polish to mute … Continue reading

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Stringing and crossbanding

From previous old repairs losses in the width of the central leaf have resulted in the outer stringing and crossbanding not matching with the outer leaf profiles.Now that the loss in width has been made up the veneer can be … Continue reading

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Process of repairing the oak substrate

The leaf is made up of two central boards and two strips of oak edging these at either end. The central boards have separated and lost dimension due to shrinkage and a previous poor repair.The edges are rejointed with use … Continue reading

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Dismantling : Pembroke Table stage 1

To begin the table top is unscrewed from the base frame and the three leaves separated.The veneer needs to be removed from the central leaf,in order to repair the underlying damaged substrate.The central fan decoration must be held securely together … Continue reading

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