Woodworking Student restores a wonderful Silky Oak Chest of Drawers

We have been running our popular woodworking classes for well over 10 years now and they are a great source of joy and satisfaction for not only our students for us as well. To see our students learn new skills that are so different from their everyday life and careers is so rewarding. Sally a

Mogens Lassen Scandinavian 3 legged Stool Restoration

We are currently in the midst of restoring some wonderful mid century Scandinavian furniture. The clean aesthetic lines , the blonde timbers the ease of design are synonymous with this era of furniture design. The 3 legged stool designed by Mogens Lassen in 1942 was inspired by the stool used by shoemakers, functional and simplistic

Re purposing old furniture

We love makeovers!! Instead of throwing this silky oak dresser to the curb, a Brisbane client came to us to organize a stunning modification. We repaired, modified to house new copper sinks and repolished to the match the existing decor.     With good bones, this silky oak dresser was destined for bigger things...

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