Steven Ridley - Designer Craftsman

New life to old furniture
New designs for old spaces

Mahogany dining table

This superb 12 seater extending dining table has suffered from the excesses of a party hosted by the owners' sons!! Heat and alcohol rings as well as scratches had warranted the whole top being re-polished. The owner opted for a modern polyurethane finish to ensure similar damage did not recur. The varnish was softened a little to make the final finish indistinguishable from the original French polishing.

Examples of other work:

Desk Repair

Fire and water damaged desk

Oak Wash-stand

Neglect, wood worm and water damaged

Mahogany dining table

Party damage!

Jewellery Cupboard

Water and heat damage

Dowry Chest

Large fire damage

Writing Desk

Old age and heavy usage

Village hall windows

Wet rot and worm damage

Chest of Drawers

Neglect and general damage


Old age and over use


Broken joints

Furniture restoration and bespoke furniture design from Steven Ridley, based in Oxford - Oxfordshire. Antique furniture restoration a speciality, as well as custom childrens bespoke bedroom furniture. Offering high quality bespoke designer craftmanship.