Well here we are just a couple of months away from Christmas , and the lovely summer sunshine has been replaced by autumnal gales and more than enough rain. The summer months has seen a steady flow of repair jobs coming through the workshop, from normal chair repairs to an unusual project that involved undertaking a repair to a section of a shotgun. However with the change in weather work has had to move from our once sun kissed patio to the comfort of the warm workshop. This has meant that a lot of changes have had to take place in a flurry of tidying to make workable space.
Whereas we prefer to work on antiques, we have been receiving a lot of requests for late 20th Century furniture to be overhauled. Our most recent job entailed completely stripping back an armchair, replacing the "Pirelli" rubberized webbing and recovering much to the delight of the owners. The problem with this era furniture is that the repair costs often far exceed the financial value of the piece, and really only make it viable if there is a sentimental value placed on the furniture, as was the case with this armchair.