A Good Sand, and Quality Paint

These gorgeous Cape Cod chairs were made by their owner’s father. The Cape Cod chair is a traditional classic American outdoor chair with a fan-shaped back-rest, broad arm-rests and a deep, angled seat. These two lovelies were completely dismantled by EARTHWOOD, and painted with a quality water-based primer, followed by a water-based top coat. Although […]

Standing Desk isn’t Teak After All

This magnificent piece of furniture is a standing desk (circa 1930). We’re not sure what this one was used for since it had been standing in the owner’s orchard-shed since he was a young child, but they were variously used by auctioneers, paymasters, and also by those who simply needed the relief from being seated […]

Fixing Sticky-Surfaced Older Furniture

This bedroom suite is an example of the classic 1970s furniture era, and is made from solid, warm-coloured Sapele Mahogany (also known as Sapeli, or Sapelli). It was in dire need of attention with all the surfaces sticky and most unattractive. This type of surface coating damage is not uncommon with furniture of this era […]

Broken in Transit – Rosewood Table

This oriental carved Rosewood dining table pedestal arrived in the country in unfortunate pieces. EARTHWOOD carefully cleaned it up,  then re-glued and re-fitted it, and filled where necessary. Once completed, we polished it back to its original condition, and finished with a semi-gloss two-pack polyurethane surface coating to match the original colour of the natural […]

Burr Walnut Davenport Refurbish

Our client had this beautiful old Davenport handed down from his mother. Davenports are defined as ornamental writing desks with drawers and a sloping surface for writing. This exquisite example is made from Burr Walnut and is approximately 108 years old. We were astonished by how well made it was. Earthwood sanded it back. That […]

Mahogany Indonesian Chairs

These two upright-designed high-armed chairs originated in Indonesia and are made from a beautiful red-brown mahogany species closely related to Sapelle Mahogany. The design is elegant but the manufacturer’s finishing process left them rather rough around the edges.Grind marks where the manufacturer smoothed the surface using a grinder instead of a sander appeared all over […]

Cane can be restored

These elegant cane chairs were quite badly worn on the arms with the original protective coating broken down through years of use allowing the raw cane beneath to stain in patches. Our client was keen to completely restore these beauties so EARTHWOOD painstakingly stripped and sanded each cane back to its original natural state. We […]

American Oak Roll-top Desk

This lovely American Oak roll-top desk was imported in a rather dishevelled state from the US. EARTHWOOD picked up all the pieces and put it back together again just like Humpty-Dumpty. We then touched this beautiful piece of furniture up all-over where it was necessary and brought it back to its original condition including getting […]

1940s Solid Oak Cabinet

Some pieces of furniture are so classically beautiful as to almost speak. This eloquent circa 1940s solid oak cabinet is one such piece. Our client removed the lead-light door panels so EARTHWOOD could restore the inside and the outside of this lovely cabinet We stripped the entire piece back to the classic bare oak grain […]

Jorgen Hovelskov Harp Chair

This piece of furniture is aptly called a Harp Chair. The original designer was a Dane, Jorgen Hovelskov, who designed harp chairs in Denmark during the 1960s. We’re not sure if this was one of his designs but it seems likely. They’re certainly not available now unless you get extraordinarily lucky and find one from […]