A new back-splat for a Windsor chair

In addition to the broken ended rear spindle shown laying on the chair seat, this chair has lost the lower section of the back splat which normally sits below the bow back arm frame and the chair seat. In order to  create … Continue reading

Restoring an early c19th chest of drawers.

A chest of drawers provides for a great variety of restoration challenges for an antique restorer.  The example shown was described by the owner as a case of  “it needs a few pieces of veneer replacing and some work to … Continue reading

Using the right glue in the right place!

A key part of the ethics of restoration and conservation is to ensure that the treatments performed are reversible.  In the case of structural joints this means using an adhesive that can be softened and the components separated without damage.  … Continue reading