1930's Walnut Compactum restored

This stunning Gentleman's Compactum was completely restored to it's former glory.


Featured at Ecclesiastical and Heritage World

My recent work on an old coffer chest from the  Parish Church of St Margaret of Antioch, East Wellow has been featured on the Ecclesiastical and Heritage World website.




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Antique cupboard door restored as frame for cross stitch

My wife has been working on a cross stitch for over 2 years and nearing completion she was thinking of how to present it. She saw an old door in the workshop which had an aperture within which she felt she could place the cross stitch.

The door was however in appalling condition with a grey surface from being outside and some evidence of fire damage. Not to be dissuaded though work was put in hand to restore the door. It was polished, new hinges fitted along with a lock and escutcheon and finally the cross stitch fitted. The cross stitch was stretched, fitted into a double mount and recessed back behind art glass for clarity and UV protection.


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Variety is the spice of life!

An odd job came in recently.  A kitchen door with the laminate peeling off.  Client required it gluing down and made to look as good as possible. It was glued with West System epoxy and clamped with the slight gap filled with wax and coloured with acrylic.