Archive | November, 2018

Rescued from a skip – beautiful, solid vintage pine stationery cabinet

5 Nov

Who can resist looking in a skip? You never know what you might find. A friend of mine managed to rescue two or three of 40 or so antique wood planes that had been mindlessly discarded. This rare, solid vintage pine stationery cabinet was not quite such a gem of a find but was well worth rescuing and restoring. Several weeks of satisfying labour later, the result speaks for itself. Meanwhile, if you are interested in my main field of work, check out my coat rack site at http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk. And contact Steve Gamblin directly with any enquiries at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk.

Lovingly restored from this…

 

…to this…

…stripped back to bare wood…

…completely dismantled…

…side panels and all 17 shelves¬†waxed…

…even the beautiful door knob stripped and waxed…

…and a top created from a Victorian antique floorboard…

 

 

 

 

 

 

…and finally, the original hook & eye refitted.

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