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My Collection I’m not a great reader of fiction apart from the odd books you take on holiday, but I do love reading books on the Technique of the past about furniture and many of the crafts associated with the wood trade, I think it is a slowly dying art as many new techniques come … Continue reading My collection of old books on furniture and crafts
House in Bath Street This listed house in Frome was a completely different kettle of fish, the window completely through me when I started work on it, the house I was told was some 500 years old but this window had a secret to it that I only discovered when … Continue reading Restoring listed windows in Frome
I’m bias but wooden joinery may be a pain to maintain but looks 100% better than this, certainly on a cottage anyway New doors and windows fitted made from idigbo which is very good against rot but you do need to give it two coats of aluminium primer or something like Zinsser cover stain to … Continue reading Cottage in Chilcompton
Restoring the chapel doors in Rudge These doors look pretty terrible and some might think there only good for fire wood, even the client set fire to the right side all though it was by accident whilst having a go at burning off the paint and got distracted by a visitor, he then decided to … Continue reading Chapel door restoration
The Chapel at Rudge 1839 There are many companies on the internet that claim to restore windows back to there original state but I’ve yet to find any that seem to do this in the traditional way, either they patch bits of wood in and fill around all the massive gaps or they don’t use … Continue reading Listed Window Restoration