Restoration of an old Locker

There is so much satisfaction gleamed from restoring a wonderful piece of furniture to its former glory. For both the restorer and the recipient This old timber locker was in dire need of some TLC. Using time honored traditional woodworking techniques and hard work this locker was transformed into something wonderful yet highly practical for

Art Deco Coffee Table Restoration

We love restoring old forgotten pieces of furniture , items from the shed, under the house, a garage sale... This gorgeous Art Deco coffee table is one of our projects completed this week Wow what a transformation Art Deco table in need of some professional restoration     How amazing does this

Chair Restoration…

One of the most hardworking items of furniture ... the humble chair sometimes just needs a bit of TLC. With our restoration and upholstery services, we bring old, neglected, broken chairs back to life   fuchsia upholstery makes these restored dining chairs pop           Subtle cream colours give

A traditonal Kitchen Restoration…

  The kitchen, arguably  the most hardworking, central point of the home deserves to be treated to some special attention now and again. An update, extra storage, new modifications inject new life into a kitchen, evolving with the family needs Using recycled hoop pine ( from a dismantled 1800's home in inner city Brisbane) this  kitchen was restored, to

Wooden Surfboard Restoration

Combining his love of both surfing and woodwork...Stuart was very excited when approached to restore an Australian classic  1950's wooden hollow surfboard... The board as shown below was in a fairly bad state of disrepair and needed  significant restoration and restructuring.   This fantastic retro board is an Okinuee .  The Okinuee, is the Australian version of the

Caring for your furniture in Winter…

With the onset of winter, the temperature drops and so does the humidity.  With these changes, timber furniture can dry out and possibly split in various places...   You can avoid this by using a suitable furniture wax to promote and keep moisture in the grain.  Simply wax on with a clean dry cloth  and  then

Student Restoration Project…

Few people have a vision of what an old worn out wardrobe can look like if converted into a bookcase   We have completed several conversion projects  like these for clients and they have always been amazed at the finished piece . So we were delighted when one of our Woodworking Students, chose to take

Restoring Churchie…

The Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie ) situated in East Brisbane has a rich history steeped in tradition and education.  Established in 1912 in  Toowong Qld  and moved later in 1918 to East Brisbane,  the School has been undergoing transformation and restoration as part of its' centenary celebrations.  Bywater Design are proud to be associated with the

A little too much rain …

  Whilst the rain was lovely and well needed , the after effects of torrential downpours can and will play havoc with timber furniture. You might have noticed in the last couple of days, drawers  and doors not opening properly/easily/ and they almost seem to have increased in size. This is due to the increase

Everything Old is New and Beautiful Again…

  This gorgeous 1940's Hutch, has seen many good times. In the 1970's it was lovingly given a coat or two of white gloss paint by its owner.   Fast forward to 2011 and this gorgeous vintage kitchen hutch was in desperate need of some major care. We took it back to where