Reviving the Past

Repair and restoration of century old davenport A davenport is an old-fashioned ornamental writing desk with drawers, and a sloping surface on which to comfortably write. This davenport is an early 20th century piece made from beautifully figured walnut veneer laid over a base of Baltic Pine. It was most likely made in the UK. […]

Who is Mark Biggelaar

Brief profile of Mark Biggelaar, Earthwood Ltd’s founder, wood-finishing expert, and furniture restorer Mark Biggelaar, who has 45 years experience in furniture restoration and wood-surface finishing, is the founder of Earthwood Ltd.   At fifteen he joined his father’s furniture making business, NZ Woodcreations Ltd. At that stage Woodcreations employed ten people and was beginning to […]