Furniture and Wood Restoration by G Nicholson - furniture maker and restorer since 1984

An oak writing bureau with old polish removed.

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Finished writing bureau stained and French polished.

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Antique lignum vitae halter weight stable log.

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Antique aneroid weather barometer restored.

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A nest of oak tables, old polish stripped off and French polished.

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Image: A rosewood antique writing box and tea caddy box. The mother of pearl inlay was replaced and the boxes were relined. The veneers were repaired and then french polished.

A rosewood antique writing box and tea caddy box. The mother of pearl inlay was replaced and the boxes were relined. The veneers were repaired and then french polished.

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Two victorian chairs treated for woodworm, reglued and repolished.

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Antique Windsor chair before and after restoration

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A Victorian dressing table which came to us with a water damaged top. The old polish was removed and new French polishing was carried out to match the original. 


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A Singer Sewing Machine which was in need of restoration to the wooden case.  

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Completed sewing machine case coloured and French polished.

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 A longcase clock previously fire damaged, cleaned and French polished. 

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Restoration of violin in which the old polish had deteriorated.  

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The old polished was removed, and the wood was stained and French polished.

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Replacement back legs made for a chair.

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Replacement legs now coloured and French polished to match the originals.

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Piano stool in need of restoration.


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Marquetry restored, French polished and upholstered with new leather. 

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French polishing of a table top.

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A replacement base board made to fit an antique storage box.

The replacement was made by duplicating the original as seen in picture.

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Base board fitted and finished to match the aged look of the box.

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Oak table. Old polish removed and re-lacquered. 

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A Victorian mirror completly stripped by hand.

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Assembled mirror after French polishing.  

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A new leather hinge made for an antique candle box.

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Leather fitted to box lid. 

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 The old paint was stripped off this Victorian softwood door then stained and French polished to resemble hardwood. Before and after photos.

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Before and after photos of a small table.

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A badly broken chair restored to its former glory.

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A WW2 Army tool box restored.

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