Earthwood – Restore-Recycle-Revive-Reveal – Furniture Restoration

  Earthwood Ltd, based in Helensville, restores furniture, from antique heritage pieces, to musical instruments such as pianos and violins.  Mark Biggelaar first opened Earthwood’s doors in October 1991 but has restored and polished furniture for 43 years. “I learnt the trade from my father, Paul Biggelaar. He was a mult-talented craftsman who passed away last year. […]

Stripping Methods for Wooden Furniture and Antiques

Depending on the finish you want to achieve and the original coating of the item Refurbishment or Full Restoration? Refurbishment is the process of removing the original coating, whether lacquer, beeswax, oil, or shellac, and re-applying a new finishing coat to give your furniture luminosity. By comparison, a full restoration is to remove coatings and […]