Posts Categorised: vintage

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 »

Antique Filling Cabinets Restored

It was a regular Monday morning when these beautiful but slightly weather worn filling cabinets arrived in our Williamstown workshop. The timber cabinets had been used by our clients father as tool storage in his workshop, I loved them immediately and could see their potential with a bit of love. We set to work on… 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 terribleĀ 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 »

Re-Purposed Antique Table

Our clients Dean & Christine had inherited a lot of green furniture! With great sentimental value and family historical value, designed and built by a great grandfather over 100 years ago. They came to use to seek advice on the restoration and preservation of the pieces. I thought I would share this particular piece with… Read on »