Conservation, Repairs and Restoration by Peter Millburn Traditional Woodworking
A few examples of the conservation, repairs and restoration that I have carried out:
Restoration of Church interior. Full repolishing, with chancel doors repaired and moved from the side of the organ and restored to their original position in front of the altar.
Restoration of grandfather clock case. The door had fallen off and shattered, and came to me in many pieces. I repaired it, replacing broken veneers.
Repair and restoration of 19th century rosewood tilt-top table. This was a family heirloom brought to me in pieces (unfortunately I have no "before" photo). I made and replaced many missing pieces and reassembled the whole. I reconstructed the tilting mechanism and achieved a fine finish on all surfaces
Conservation of 15th century doors to old Bishop's Palace in the precincts of Lincoln Cathedral. I spliced in new oak to replace damaged and decayed material, conserving most of the original structure. Views of each side of conserved door, and details of restoration.
Restoration and repair of water-wheel. I spliced new larch rim and paddles on to the original axle and spokes of the water-wheel at Cogglesford Mill in Sleaford.