I studied Antique Restoration for 2 years at Rycotewood College, Oxfordshire and received an HND 1994-1996. I then worked in Sevenoaks as an antique furniture restorer for 9 years during this time I travelled abroad on numerous occasions restoring furniture in various British Embassies. I went self employed in 2005. I have enjoyed every minute of it and I’m very lucky to have a job that I love. Every job is different, I enjoy a fresh challenge and preserving furniture for future generations is so rewarding.
Work includes French polishing
Traditional wax polishing
Repairs to woodwork
Mouldings re-made and refitted
Colour matching of wood
Removing scratches, burns and ring marks
Refitting leather tops on desk
Replacing missing or broken handles
Cutting new keys for locks
Replacing locks, castors and hinges
I can also offer advice and give you an idea about the date of the piece and the processes and methods used during the period so the restoration is in keeping with the age of the furniture.
Some of the things that I do