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Service Area: Cheshire, Derbyshire and customers within 15 mile radius of SK10


Learn more about what we’re up to at JD Worrall…

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C18th Mahogany Table

Eighteenth century round 4′ diameter period Honduras Mahogany Tilt Top Table. Re-polished and burnished to a high gloss finish.

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Ercol 3 seater Sofa – finished

All new rubber webbing sourced and fitted. The webs are made to specific different lengths. In this model the webs have a loop at each…

Ercol 3 seater Sofa: before

Looking a little (!) tired. All the rubberised webbing perished.
Next post is the finished item.

Piano Stool – after

So, all joints now secure, finish as light as possible, reupholstered.
An item from my client’s childhood brought back to life, and finished to fit into…

C17th Oak Panelling

The client had bought some later seventeenth century oak panelling (2 sections) from an antique dealer and wanted it fitted to a wall in his…

Duet music stand

This is a duet music stand I designed and made for a client, from American black walnut. Finished by French polishing with shellac button polish.…

Strange times

Hi. Just wanted to say to you all that I haven’t forgotten you! In these strange times I have been a little preoccupied (!), as…

Victorian Banjo Barometer

Walnut case. This was painted black when it came in. Stripped of paint, french polished with shellac. Various small repairs to damage to wood, stripped…

Modern Veneered Coffee table (after polishing)

Coffee table after polishing. Finished with acid-catalysed lacquer, 90% sheen. This fulfilled the client’s requirements. A/C lacquer is a cross-linking polymer. It cures chemically when…

Sofa finished!

Rope twist edging braid applied where wanted, sofa finished. At last!

Sofa rebuild continues

White cotton wadding fitted over seat and arms. Top cover being applied.

Sofa rebuild continues

Cotton wadding fitted over hessian, then Top cover cut and fitted to backrest.

Sofa rebuild continues

Hessian tacked over the horsehair. Hair regulated. Edges stitched up.

Sofa (still) in need of work!

4 rows of stitching all round the seat, then rolled edge stitched up.
Hessian on the backrest to receive horsehair.

Sofa (still) in need of work!

Hessian applied over horsehair. Edge stitching underway. There’s a lot of stitching in one of these!

Sofa (still) in need of work!

Hessian fixed over springs, and horsehair carded and fixed to hessian with a running stitch loops of twine.

Sofa (still) in need of work!

Seat webbing fixed on and coil springs lashed to the webbing, then the tops of the springs lashed together

Sofa in need of work!

Here’s a rather tired Edwardian Sofa. Broken leg, collapsed upholstery, just old and tired. Ready to start. Following posts will go through the stages.

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‘Tis the season to be jolly

I can restore your dining table and make it a thing of beauty, ready to gather your family and friends around this Christmas.

Table restoration for Christmas

If you want your dining table restored and/or French polished for Christmas you need to book it in before 7th December to make sure it…

Child’s Chairs

Little spindle back armchair and a pierced seat rocker. Rocking chair had a broken rocker. Made a new one, fitted it and coloured and finished…

In time for Christmas!

There’s still time to book your piece(s) in for restoration by Xmas. The Dining table is the very focal spot for the family Christmas Dinner.…

Child’s Chairs

Little rocking chair: Rocker broken. Made and fitted and coloured new rocker. Small hoop-back Armchair: Left arm, rail, stretcher joints broken. Secured broken joints: built…

Inlaid Stool

Not a special piece (except to the owner!) but just a nice little stool. Broken leg rebuilt and secured, cleaned and waxed. All it needed…

Painted Furniture

Prepared and spray painted with pre-catalysed lacquer paint. Gold highlights. Upholstered and piped.

Eames Chair after restoration

Broken wing repaired, new rubber mounts fitted, woodwork cleaned and finish revived, leather cleaned and colour and finish returned to it.

Burr Walnut Loo Table

Nice Victorian table. A tilt-top table on a pedestal base. Loo was a very popular card game amongst Victorian ladies. Rebuilt shellac finish after being…

C19th Rush Seated Ash Rocking Chair

Re-rushed in Dutch fresh water rush, then sealed to leave it cleanable in the future. We can create a new rush seat using traditional materials…
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