For Griff Rhys Jones I restored some furniture for his holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire, here an elm chair. There is a crack in the joist and one across the seat. I am not worried about that big crack so much; it’s the small one the one in the joist that makes the seat wobbly.

I replaced the joist with a piece of Oak with dovetailed ends.

These dovetailed keys placed under the seat that will keep the Elm together as one piece.

The crack is still there i thought it would change the chair too much by replacing the seat the chair is strong and stable again i smoothed up the crack so no splinters

Webbing a chair

December 12, 2010

A totally worn-out underside of a chair.

All the springs are still there. I can’t wait for spring time…

Positioning the springs with rope.

With the new webbing on, you’ve got a nice firm seat again.

Pink bookcase

October 12, 2010

Bookcase made out of reclaimed paneling in this case the pink paneling comes out of Griff Rhys Jones building work at the Pembrokeshire farm. These photo’s are taken in the finished cottage ‘The Pembrokeshire farm’. The farm is turned into holiday cottages and I sometimes helped clean them, when I was living next door.

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