Godfrey Honnywill Antique Furniture Restoration

Today: 12/12/2017   Last Updated: 16/3/2016

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q.
Do you do Upholstering, Caning or Rush Seating?
A.
No, but I can arrange for these to be done by specialists.

Q.
How long will a job take?
A.
Usually between two and four weeks. Some processes such as
gluing or French polishing must be allowed to dry or harden for 24
hours or longer before proceeding to the next step and this
inevitably causes delays.

Q.
Can you explain about gluing?
A.
Much of my work involves sticking wood surfaces together and for
this I use scotch glue made from animal bones. It is heated to near
boiling point. The two surfaces are then clamped together usually
using metal cramps or steel weights and occasionally even lumps
of concrete!

Q.
What stains do you use?
A.
Many different colours and combinations, just like an artist.

Sometimes I use water based stains and sometimes spirit based,
depending on the job.

Q.
Are all your materials and methods “Green” and environmentally friendly?
A.
I hope and believe so.

Q.
What will the work cost me?
A.
This wholly depends on what is to be done. I can come to you to
view and discuss a piece or you can bring it to me.

After a preliminary discussion of the problem and likely cost, I
will take the piece onto the bench in my workshop and go over it
in detail. I will then write an appreciation if it is an important
piece, but in all cases I will give you a written estimate, priced
item by item. You can then decide whether you want all or only
some of the work done.

Prices are based on an estimated time charge and include all
materials to be used (wood, glue, veneers, screws, polish etc.,)
unless otherwise stated.

There is no VAT to pay

Q.
When do I have to make payment?
A.
Payment is due on collection/delivery.





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Please phone me on 01892 890417 and if I am out, please leave a message on the tape including your phone no.

or

E-mail me at godfrey.honnywill@tiscali.co.uk


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