French Polishing

French Polishing is used as a general term for wood refinishing these days where protective finishes are applied to wood.  A wood finish can protect wood from scratches, dirt, stains, moisture and wear.  It can enhance the wood's natural beauty, colour, grain patterns and depth.  


French Polish or Shellac is one of many different types of finish that we can apply, quite often a lacquer may be more suitable for high wear items.


We can guide you through the various options available, and suggest the most suitable to your needs.

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Case Study 1 - French Polishing of Antique Table and Chairs

Below is an example of an Antique Pine Table and chairs which were stripped and refinished in a matt lacquer.

Case Study 2 - Oak Extendable Table

Below is an example of a 1920's Oak Extendable table with severe damage which we restored to the customer's absolute delight.  It now takes pride of place in their Farmhouse dining room.

Case Study 3 - Ercol Sidboard, Table and Chairs

This lovely set of Ercol furniture had been inherited by the customer.  I was asked to keep many of the signs of use in order for the wood to keep its aged look, but to revive the tired finish and repolish the worn areas.