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Keeping History Authentic and Alive

When you work with your head firmly in the past and your nose only inches away from the well-turned leg you are repairing; or a section of 300 year old panelling...


French polishing – another dying trade?

French polishing is a specialist trade that I learnt in my days as an antique restorer; but sadly, it’s a dying trade these days.


Cracked wooden panelling repair restoration vincent reed

After Disaster – Can Ancient Timbers be Restored for Posterity?

Last month marked 35 years since fire gutted 7th century York Minster. Over a thousand years of history contained...


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Logosol kiln adapted to preserve the past

Our Swedish kiln has been pivotal in the rescue of a flooded English manor house.


Flattening an antique panel

This is one of the methods we use to flatten cupped panels. This process takes time and patience - but it is very successful!


Discovering and dismantling a flood damaged Tudor manor house

The owners did not discover the catastrophic effects of water cascading through the ceilings of their beautiful...


Splice joint repair on a 19th Century Chair Leg

Learn the techniques Vincent uses to process a Splice joint repair.


Georgian Staircase Circa 1730 – Restoration of Stair Treads

See how Vincent Reed and his team restore and reinstate a this beautiful Georgian staircase.


Repairing a stair tread

A stimulated demonstration on how you would repair a warn stair tread.


Get the look: Sussex Life Magazine

On Vincent Reed’s ‘fascination and joy in unveiling evidence of skilled craftsmanship from a bygone era’.


Did you know?

A fascinating bit of 350 year old history from where the term 'top dog' and 'under dog' originate.