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Mahogany card table restoration

Just in time for Christmas we finished this beautiful ‘plum pudding’ card table. The original polish was opaque and faded along with a split in the top. Now re-polished it looks stunning with the beauty of the original veneer showing through.

Windsor Chair Restoration

Windsor chair before restoration
Restored windsor chiar

This windsor chiar had been stored in a barn for many years. After being carefully cleaned and colour put back into the tired wood. It was then re-finished with a traditiona oil and finally wax polished. A wonderful transformation!

Farmhouse Table restoration

Farmhouse table before restoration
Table top before restoration
Farmhouse table restored and brought back to life

This farmhouse table had been stored in a barn for many years. It was cleaned and re-finished using traditional oil and finally wax polish. The top still retains the character of its previous use but now glows with colour and shine.

Long case clock restoration

We have just completed the restoration of this mahogany long case clock. The case had missing sections of veneer and the polish was dirty and in poor condition. Also the fretwork in the hood was missing and this had to be replaced. Now fully restored it is ready to brighten up anyone’s home!

Case before restoration
Fully restored long case clock
Replacement fretwork fitted in the hood

Model yacht restoration

We have just finished the restoration of this model yacht. The rigging was replaced with more authentic cord and the hull, decking and stand were re-finished. Now complete and ready to be shown off.

Bureau Bookcase restoration

We have recently restored this lovely bureau bookcase. A beautiful example with the top drawer revealing its compartments and drawers. Loose feet were re-secured and missing pieces of veneer etc replaced. Finally the whole piece was carefully cleaned and waxed.

Dining chair Restoration

Heartwood Restoration has just completed the restoration of this set of 8 chairs. They came into the workshop if a very poor state, with all of the joints previously ‘repaired’ with screws and nails. We have repaired all the broken joints and re-finished the set using traditional french polish, now returned to their former glory!




Pond Yacht Restoration

We have been restoring this lovely pond yacht. It came into the workshop in a poor state of repair;  missing it’s mast, sails, rigging and with not stand to display it. After reviving the polish on the decking, we carefully re-painted the hull keeping the original name. Not what we usually do but after research we have fitted a replacement mast, sails and rigging. All that was left was to make a new stand and the results speak for themselves!


Plan Chest Restoration

We’ve recently finished this plan chest restoration from the estate office on a large estate. The chest was in such a poor state that we had to dismantle it in situe before taking it to the workshop. Having rebuilt the carcass we cleaned the surface and applied a traditional oil finish followed by a good wax polish. Definitely a transformation!!

Beautiful Aspray coromandel box

We have just finished the restoration of this stunning Aspray coromandel box. It came into the workshop in a poor state missing the original interior. After careful research we remade the interior, complete with drawers and compartments lined with silk and velvet. The drawer fronts were verneered with coromandel and small brass handles were made to match the original handles on the sides of the box. A lovely project to work on!