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Walnut card table – replacement baize
This walnut card table required restoration and part of this necessitated the replacement of the old and damaged baize. I only use high quality baize and this can be obtained in a wide selection of colours.
The table had once been extending but the mechanism removed and the underside of the table extensively reinforced. The top had been refinished using a pigmented emulsion and then polishing over. I would assume this was to produce a dark mahogany effect with minimal effort but it hid the grain and figuring of the timber. […]
This was recovered from a garage after lying in disuse for some time. The table was dirty and some of the sections were detached where the glue had failed. The gaps were consolidated and the table cleaned. The polish was then improved upon before being finally wax polished.
This rosewood card table had a very worn baize along with missing veneers and mouldings. The old baize had to be removed and then the surface cleaned and prepared for the new baize. To make the cost reasonable the moulding were consolidated along the front edge, the missing veneers were replaced, coloured and polished and […]
This desk had an old finish on it that was very dark, worn and perished. This was stripped off and the wood prepared or refinishing. It was then refinished so that the wood had a more natural and aged look.
I was contacted about a card table with some water damage. When it arrived I found it had been badly restored before and was in a terrible condition. Most of the satinwood veneer had been sanded away with odd repairs having been made. The rosewood crossbanding had been sanded until it had turned black. The […]
This table was in a restaurant and the owners required it be be refurbished. On stripping off the old surface (what was left of it!) I found each side of the table to be constructed from two panels. Both were different shades of mahogany. As there was a budget the best option was to refinish […]
I was presented with a piece of furniture that was being used as a hall desk but was in fact a converted dressing table. The surface finish was perished and badly damaged and it was stripped and the refinished with a hardwax oil to a satin finish. It completely rejuvenated the desk and the client […]