This early dresser came in covered in a heavy maroon stain.
Taking the drawers out showed that the sides and top had been straight cut and not circular sawn, making it an early piece.
The mirror glass has been replaced but the rest is original including the locks and handles
This piece was stripped and sanded revealing this awesome timber. A light tint and oil and that's all it needed
The drawers had all dropped with 100 years of use. We replaced some timber on the bottom of the drawers and they open and close properly now.
Skinny Tallboy 1
This chest of drawers was falling to pieces and needed a new top.
A lot of injecting glue into the joints and clamping, and a few pins here and there and its all firmed up. We try and use period methods as often as possible
Skinny Tallboy 2
A new top was made to match the existing warped piece and fitted. A hand rubbed tint was used to blend the timbers
Silky Oak Dresser
Glued and clamped again to firm up. Worn drawer runners repaired. Two coats of scandanavian oil to set off that silky oak and give some protection
I will try and remember to take those before pictures so you can get a real comparison of how poor these items look when they come in