Furniture and Other Restorations

Rebuilding things intrigues me… I often come by things that someone has discarded even though a with a little effort that thing can be brought back to new glory. Furniture is one of the things I’ve enjoyed restoring. It can be beautiful as well as functional.

Built in the 1940s by my wife's grandfather and recovered 7 times over the years. I removed all evidence of previous coverings, filled all the tack holes, sanded and refinished this rocker about 1971. It has held up beautifully ever since. My daughter has had it for about 19 years.
Built in the 1940s by my wife’s grandfather and re-upholstered 7 times over the years. I removed all evidence of previous coverings, filled all the tack holes, sanded and refinished this rocker about 1971. It has held up beautifully ever since. My daughter has had it for about 19 years.

Mahogony Chair1

Mahogony Chair2

CAM00274
Had lots of green strip fabric, these reclaims are used in the ‘sewing’ room
CAM00316
Reclaimed, recovered and now serving my kitchen.
CAM00506
Set of four dining chairs done over for my daughter.
Reclaimed from a total wreck to like new
Reclaimed from someones discard this was a total wreck and is now like new.
CAM00310
Antique drill press, bought for $40, restored as a conversation piece.
Parlor Stove
Antique Parlor stove, purchased at auction for $35, was a rusted hulk now fully restored.
There are four chairs and all have seats covered with reclaimed Levi denim fabric
There are four chairs and all have seats covered with reclaimed Levi denim fabric
Rocking Chair
Rocker originally had ripped and broken cane type seat. All joints were very loose. Repaired with solid seat and tightened all the joints.
Large white gloss enamel rocker had a broken arm. Repaired and now like new.
Large white gloss enamel rocker had a broken arm. Repaired and now like new.
Sun shelter for large dogs made by recycling parts from an old redwood swing set.
Sun shelter for large dogs made by recycling parts from an old redwood swing set.

The newest ‘refurbishment’!

This is what the cabinet used to look like!
This is what the cabinet used to look like! Left side component tower with glass window door, two taller pull out drawers flank either side of the exposed component slot below the TV.

 

CAM01212 (Large)
Partially refurbished, this cabinet was once the ‘Home’ of my 20 year old Toshiba TV. It was torn apart and then rebuilt to house my new 60″ Sharp Aquos TV. Modification requirements; One sheet of plywood and some 1 x 2 oak to trim out the openings. The cabinet was torn down to is’t basic pieces then rebuilt with additional new wood pieces.
Finished and ready to be 'Home' to a new flat panel TV.
Finished and ready to be ‘Home’ to a new flat panel TV.
A new member of the household fit into the fully refurbished cabinet!
A new member of the household fit into the fully refurbished cabinet!

 

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