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

2015 Wooden Surfboard Day — Gold Coast Australia

The 2015 Wooden Surfboard Day at the Gold Coast was held on what was most likely the most perfect winters day .                       A clear blue sky and warm winter sun was the perfect backdrop to highlight the amazing and varied collection of Hollow Wooden

A stunning Makeover -English Oak Sideboard Restoration

There is so much satisfaction gleamed from restoring a wonderful piece of furniture to its former glory. This quaint English Oak Sideboard was in dire need of some attention. Beautiful English Oak sideboard ready for a makeover   Bywater Design the Restoration Specialists   Using traditional techniques, this exquisite piece of

Working with Wood Show – Brisbane 2015 –

It was all very hands on at the recent Working with Wood Show at the RNA last weekend...                     We had an overwhelming response and interest in not only our Wooden Surfboard and traditional woodworking classes, but also our custom making and furniture restoration services. Thank

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

Brisbane City Hall Restoration

Bywater Design are extremely proud to be the official heritage  furniture restorer for the Brisbane City Hall Restoration Project.  During the past months, we have been very busy restoring the wonderful furniture in City Hall.  Many of these pieces date back hundreds of years and carry with them so much history and character. A wonderful

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