Posts Categorised: Global Warming

Mid-Century Furniture Restoration

The Tane Furniture restoration team were approached to work on a beautiful ‘Fooks’ house in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs. We of course jumped at the change to work on the project. The first job on the list was the restoration of the large (but lightweight) cedar room dividing sliding doors, with some of the parts missing… Read on »

Five Years in Business

I am coming up to quite a milestone in my business career. Five years ago I established Tane as a design brand, specialising in the sustainable design of furniture. In this time the name has changed about ten times, the focus of the business about twenty times and the plan somewhere around thirty times. I… Read on »

Mid Century Arm Chairs Repaired & Restored

Jason’s arm chairs were in need of some TLC, they were clinging on but luckily they were a much loved part of the family and could not be parted with. Jason came to us to help bring these guys back from the brink and returned to former glory. We love projects like this as we… Read on »

Mid-Century Fler Sideboard Restoration

Our client Keren, has an eye for mid-century furniture. She arrived at our workshop in Williamstown with two beautiful sideboard units she had rescued from a friends barn, along with a pair of Fler armchairs snaffled from a salvo’s for next to nothing… brilliant! We firstly set to work on the amazing Fler unit, which… Read on »

“And I Think To Myself, What a Wasteful World”

Ok; so the title of this blog is clearly a terrible rip off, of a classic Louis Armstrong song, but I will try and explain myself… It was a usual Tuesday afternoon, I had nipped out from work and was minding my own business in the queue at the local post office. With two parcels tucked… Read on »

Hardest Table We have Ever Restored!

Without doubt this was the hardest table we have ever restored! How hard can restoring and re-finishing a table be I hear you ask, well I suppose everything is relative but this one was an absolute dog! The 1970’s / 80’s extending dining table had been finished with a serious lacquer, almost bullet proof. Which… Read on »

Tint & Re-finish Dining Table

Our client Beverly had a problem, she had a traditional looking blonde ‘farm-house’ style table and wanted it to match her beautiful mid-century deep dark grained, luscious Parker chairs. Beverly cam to us to see if we could change the aesthetic of her table to bring it into line with her mid-century chairs. We love… Read on »

Fler Narvik Chairs Restored & Repaired

This beautiful pair of mid-century Fler Narvik arm chairs arrived in the Tane Furniture workshop in need of some TLC. The frames had become wobbly over time and several attempts had been made to restored the timber frames using various stains and finishes.We set about putting the wrongs right, and bringing these beautifully designed mid-century… Read on »

Restoration of the Past to Sustain the Future

I am trained as a product/furniture designer although I now consider myself a designer/maker/restorer. My design career still exists but it now walks hand in hand with my other purpose on this planet… Restoration. Graduation as a designer now seems like a distant memory. I graduated in 1999 as an excitable twenty something ready to… Read on »

The Price of Carbon

This short video, narrated by comedian and musician Reggie Watts, underscores the high cost we are all already paying for carbon pollution. From Superstorm Sandy to soaring temperatures in Australia, ongoing drought that has parched more than 60% of the U.S., and flooding from hurricanes around the world, we are experiencing the consequences of our… Read on »

The Choice Starts With Us- Eco Buying

I just had a fantastic conversation with my dad, which has prompted me to write this post……… Yesterday I was in a well known office stationary supplier looking for a pack of paper. Faced with a huge wall full of options I started to look closer. The paper started nearest the counter with the cheapest… Read on »

Cardboard bike… What the!

The last time you purchased something made entirely from cardboard, chances are it was a box to pack up your belongings. While the sturdy material is perfect for moving your stuff, an inventor from Israel has figured out a way to make cardboard move you. Using nine dollars worth of materials, bicycle enthusiast Izhar Gafni… Read on »