News-Antique.com - Jun 02,2009 - In this modern era of recycling, sustainability and reuse the idea of restoring antique furniture to further extend its life or change its use has never felt more relevant and worthwhile. The ability to bring a perfectly good item of reliable and trusted furniture back to life not only reduces over-consumption but also helps maintain traditional skills in cabinet making, finishing and upholstery.
We believe every good quality antique is worth restoring or recycling. Typically, old furniture was made using very high quality materials by today’s standards and represents the perfect starting point for something new and exciting.
If an antique is regarded as being beyond economic repair with a little imagination it is possible to turn wardrobes into TV cabinets, dining tables into coffee
tables or use fine but unwanted material to create
stunning radiator cabinets. For those living in period
houses or surrounded by antiques, recycling is a way
to create furniture for modern use that has an empathy
with the rest of your home.
Take a new look at antique furniture and see if you can
find a way to bring new life or new use into something
you considered beyond economic repair,and at the same time help reduce our impact on the planet.
At Wheathills we create handmade furniture, or restore antiques or period property interiors with either timber from renewable sources or a collection of antique timber that covers all eras from Elizabethan times onwards.