1st Sep 2016

Is our fear of veneer really substantiated? Many of us do not realise that our furniture is indeed veneered although it may have been sold to us generically termed as oak, teak, mahogany, walnut etc. This is not I believe a deliberate intention to deceive on the seller’s behalf, more so an ignorance possibly on both the seller or buyer. The term veneer is unfortunate as it can mean to gloss over or to cover up, yet the practice of… Read More

17th May 2016

The smells of the Birmingham jewellery quarter and it’s many industries and workshops came flooding back to me when we began to hunt down industrial metal cabinets with a view to selling. That familiar aroma of swarf and machine lubricating fluids albeit not everyone’s favourite scent certainly holds a special place in my heart. I reminisced how fortunate I was as a student at Birmingham School of Fine Art and later as an artist sharing studios in Birmingham to have access… Read More

25th Apr 2016

The Wishbone Chair is an internationally recognised design icon, and one of  Wegner’s most notable creations  (he designed over 500 chairs during the course of his life). Since it’s production began in 1950, the Wishbone Chair has been made with the same 14 parts which require 100 separate processes and approximately three weeks of preparation.  Weaving is one of the final processes of the Wishbone’s construction, which is still a hand-woven process kept in Denmark. The paper cord used for the weaving… Read More

12th May 2015 Hi there, I hope you don’t mind me messaging you but I was looking through listings to see how much my mcintosh sideboard is worth. I found your listing which was for a similar model to mine and I had a couple of questions… I hope you don’t mind me asking but I was wondering…. Did you sand it down? What brand of oil did you use? And how did you get the finish so even.. Did… Read More

21st Jan 2016

We not only rescue furniture but we also have a rescued dog from The Dogs Trust. Meet the beautiful Dexter, our lurcher who insisted on helping out with a photography session.