Posts Tagged ‘teak’

Charity Vintage: Gate leg drop leaf table

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

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Vintage gate leg drop leaf table(ends 05 Jun, 2015 15:06:29 BST)

Emmaus Bristol* currently has for sale this vintage teak gate leg drop leaf table. It’s a really practical & useful table; for either daily or occasional use. It comfortably sits 6 people when extended but, when needed, it can collapse down to a width of a mere 21.5cm – ueful if you’re short on space!

The central panel has lightened with age noticeably more than the leaves. It should be a fairly straightforward DIY sand & stain job to match them up again. Other than that, it’s in good condition.

It’s a ‘buyer to collect’ item, but Emmaus are happy to deliver (for a fee) within Bristol city limits if you happen to be local.

*Emmaus Bristol is part of a worldwide charitable organisation that helps individuals, who for a vast variety of reasons have become homeless or are facing homelessness. The charity here in Bristol collects donated household effects and sells them through our three shops. We sell furniture, electricals, clothing, bric-a-brac and bicycles. This provides work for our companions which generates money that goes towards relieving the burden and stigma of income support. Also providing a safe living environment, until such time as the individual is able to move onto independent living. Emmaus, through solidarity also works with other local and international charities.


Mid century companion set

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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stainless steel & teak mid century companion set

We bought this fabulous 1950s/60s coal bucket & matching fireside companion set last week. Although there’s a good selection of great looking sets being manufactured today, we don’t come across many stylish examples from this period.

tools from a stainless steel & teak mid century companion set coal bucket from a stainless steel & teak mid century companion set

The only other ones that spring to mind are a couple of atomic sets that we sold many years ago. They’re usually very traditional looking affairs, often made of heavy brass, copper or wrought iron – this one is altogether more mid century modern in design.

stainless steel & teak mid century companion set

It’s made of stainless steel with teak detailing. It was filthy when we bought it, but metal polish, wood oil and elbow grease has improved it no end. It’s heading off to our antiques centre space later on this week.

Chair redo in blue

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

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4 teak chair carcasses

This set of chairs has been sitting in storage for some time awaiting a bit of TLC!

ripped seat cover on a teak chair

We’ve been taking advantage of the lovely weather to do a series of ‘doing up’ jobs in the garden.

underside of the seat cover on a teak chair

The wood needed bringing back to life and the seat covers desperately needed replacing.

original cream coloured seat cover on a teak chair

We decided to use some of this lovely vintage blue fabric dating from the 1960s – a perfect age match. It was part of our mammoth fabric haul  from a few years ago.

vintage blue upholstery fabric

Adelle set about the upholstery whilst Justin treated the wooden frames.

bottle of teak oil

We’re very happy with the results – the chairs are now ready for some mid century modern dining action!

vintage teak chair recovered in vintage blue upholstery fabric

The wood has come up beautifully – a rich, teak colour with fabulous grain. And we love the striking electric blue to contrast.

stack of vintage teak chairs recovered in vintage blue upholstery fabric

We’ve just put them in the antiques centre. They obviously take up quite a bit of space so we’ve priced them to sell. If you can pick up from West Yorkshire they’re available at £75  for the set of four!