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Upholstery & Restoration Service

To be able to offer a full in-house upholstery and restoration service is something I am most proud of.

From stripping back and polishing the timber work and even fabricating new parts to complete re upholstery of any furniture is welcomed.

Eco-Restoration

We are happy to offer an Environmentally friendly restoration process. We carefully hand mix a water based stain and then add a hard drying wax finish –  all nasty chemical free, which is great for me and the environment.

Table Restoration

Table tops can get pretty tired after many years of life. Here at Nucleus we have all the correct tools and knowledge to bring that timber table back to life.

We only use natural wood finishes on our tables unless you need a poly finish for extra durability.

Examples of our Restoration Work:

Boudoir Chair

Boudoir Chair

Back in the day the lady of the Boudoir would have a chair like this in her bedroom. I chose this Warwick fabric to give a modern yet rich look back in 2008.

1930′s Tub Chair

1930′s Tub Chair

A comfortable Australian tub chair covered in a Warwick fabric and holds a classic look. This one belongs to a set of two and was properly sold in a set of three with a settee.

American Dining Chair

American Dining Chair

Constructed out of American timber and excellent carpentry methods which makes this chair extremely strong. Comfort is A1 due to the Zig Zag springs and the Warwick fabric completes the chair. You can always spot the American furniture due to the use of good tools and excellent skills.

Victorian Leather Settee

Victorian Leather Settee

Circa 1850′s: This Victorian beauty was born around the time of the gold rush and is constructed from Australian Cedar. Covered in a classic moss green NSW semi aniline leather stained and french polished, the Australian Victorian piece will live on.

Zebra Dining Chair

Zebra Dining Chair

The Zebra chair was originally done in a rattan. With a good age and rickety look, she was ready for a new lease. Covered in a Robert Allan fabric and finished with an ebony stain. This is the chair you will see in lots of American movies, I have seen this chair most out of any other.

Antique Ottoman

Antique Ottoman

This antique style ottoman had a mock cushion on the top but we retro fitted the attached foam for a clean looking Ottoman. This is a early reproduction of a Victorian Ottoman that will live on.

Slipper Chair

Slipper Chair

From about 1950, the seat in this chair opens to pop your slippers into. Very innovative even back in the day.

Boudoir Chair

Boudoir Chair

Boudoir, Slipper and Ladies chair are some of the common terms for this piece. Originally fitted with a skirt, the chair looks much better now especially finished off with the legs and fabric supplied by Warwick.

Victorian Settee

Victorian Settee

This circa 1880′s Victorian settee is made from walnut timber and is diamond buttoned and covered in a local artists design for an exhibition in Melbourne.

Edwardian Day Bed

Edwardian Day Bed

This Circa 1930′s Australian Day Bed is covered in a Warwick silk blended fabric and finished with a walnut stain and pale boiled linseed oil. It has been restored to hold its many years of patina.

Victorian Arm Chair

Victorian Arm Chair

This chair was found on the side of the road. The chair has horse hair for stuffing, and has been upholstered in a now discontinued Warwick fabric. The Victorian made a great present and will live on for many years to come.

Diamond Buttoned Arm Chair

Diamond Buttoned Arm Chair

This Louis style arm chair is a 90’s reproduction and was found on the street all faded and water logged. With a rub back, some colour and covered in denim it looks the piece.

Victorian Diamond Buttoned Chair

Victorian Diamond Buttoned Chair

This chair has been looked after extremely well its entire life. It contains horse hair and is in excellent condition. The frame is beautiful walnut and no restoring needed for this beauty.

Carver Dining Room Chair

Carver Dining Room Chair

A reproduction copy of a popular French Louis style chair covered in brown velvet. The chair featured a man made snake skin outside back and was finished in a chocolate braid.

Victorian Antique Chair

Victorian Antique Chair

This is a great example of a x frame style Victorian antique chair which looks like it came from England. Covered in a Warwick fabric and finished with studs, it really is in great condition.

Woven Deck Chair

Woven Deck Chair

Circa 1950′s this fold up woven deck chair is pretty cool. We stripped of the old weaved base and seat to add the new cotton blend webbing. As the piece was now to live inside, a UV stabilised webbing was not needed.

Cow Hide Club Chair

Cow Hide Club Chair

Underneath the cow hide is a early 1920’s Australian club chair. We sourced the hides from NSW leather in Collingwood and upholstered 2 of these Edwardian style club chairs.

Carver Chair in Missoni Fabric

Carver Chair in Missoni Fabric

Such a great fabric is this Italian Missoni Chevron fabric. This chair was simply neatened up with steel wool, a touch of colour and linseed oil was applied to the frame. The chair is one of two and is finished with small upholstery decorative studs.

Florence Broadhurst Fabric Chair

Florence Broadhurst Fabric Chair

Australian Florence Broadhurst designed many beautiful fabrics and wallpapers during the early days and as you can see this chair looks excellent upholstered in the Horses Stampede fabric. This particular chair was made by my client’s grandmother many many years ago and so it was an absolute pleasure to oil up the frame add new Dunlop foam cushions and upholster in such beautiful fabric.

Edwardian Timber Club Chair

Edwardian Timber Club Chair

This chair is one of a set of two that have been fully restored in NSW semi aniline Italian leather and the timber was oiled with Danish oil.

Fler Chair

Fler Chair

This Zebra pattern Fler chair is one of two that we upholstered in this Warwick fabric. Unfortunately Fler has designed the arms to be constructed from timber and hard foam which ended up being a huge problem and the fine furniture company ceased production.

Early Kangaroo Chair

Early Kangaroo Chair

Circa 1940′s This Australian Kangaroo arm chair is restored in a Warwick fabric and has springs in the back to enable it to bounce up and down which made them very popular back in the day.

English Wing Chair

English Wing Chair

Circa 1960′s English made Parker Knoll wing chair was produced for many years before and after the 60’s. Parker Knoll, not to be confused with the Australian Parker, grew their own hardwood forests for their own furniture. Again a great choice of a Warwick fabric really sets this Wing chair off.

1970′s Ottoman’s

1970′s Ottoman’s

These 2 Australian Ottomans are covered in a stylish Warwick fabric called Daybreak and will live for a long time due to the excellent fabric choice.

Retro Arm Chair

Retro Arm Chair

Circa 1950′s this Featherston looking Australian retro chair is very charming. You still see these chairs kicking around as they were made well.

Aero Chair

Aero Chair

Still a great looking chair is this example of an Aero chair. It is super comfortable and will look great for many years to come.

Hans Wegner Lounge

Hans Wegner Lounge

Hans Wegner is one of my favorite designers as he seems to have a way with proportions. This is a four seater lounge and is upholstered in a Warwick Keylago fabric.

Retro Chair

Retro Chair

Originally upholstered in black leather, this 1960′s chair has taken on a new lease on life. Covered in a Zepel fabric and upholstered in the same style really makes the chair look modern.

Danish Three Seat Lounge

Danish Three Seat Lounge

This three seater has new foam cushions and is upholstered in a Warwick fabric.

Danish Arm Chairs

Danish Arm Chairs

These two chairs are upholstered in a Warwick Cargo fabric and the timber arms and legs are Teak.

Australian Kangaroo Arm Chair

Australian Kangaroo Arm Chair

This Australian hardwood timber arm chair is covered in a Zepel fabric with a walnut stain and finished in a wood oil. Considered a rocker as it has springs on the rear.

Kai Kristiansen Chairs

Kai Kristiansen Chairs

These are made from Brazilian Rosewood and are fully restored and finished in an Italian leather from NSW leather in Collingwood.

Australian Dario Zoureff Lounge

Australian Dario Zoureff Lounge

This is the two seat lounge that belongs to the 3 piece suite by Dario Zoureff. Upholstered in a blue woolen fabric by Kvadrat Denmark.

Dario Zoureff Arm Chair

Dario Zoureff Arm Chair

This is a great example of premium Australian mid century design by Dario Zoureff. The arm chair is part of a three piece suite all upholstered in a Danish wool from Kvadrat fabrics.

Australian Dining Room Chairs

Australian Dining Room Chairs

These two belong to a set of 6 Australian dining room chairs. They have been upholstered in an Austex commercial grade Pellan Vinyl.

Erik Buck Bar Stool

Erik Buck Bar Stool

This fully restored Erik Buck bar stool is made from Brazilian rosewood and is finished in a Italian leather from NSW leather.

Early Danish Arm Chair

Early Danish Arm Chair

This chair was upholstered in a lovely Danish woolen fabric but now is a polar opposite semi aniline Italian leather from NSW leather in Collingwood.

Swedish Rosewood Dining Chair

Swedish Rosewood Dining Chair

This little beauty came in from Denmark upholstered in a green and beige striped woolen fabric. This chair is a set of 6 and upholstered in a Kvadrat woolen fabric.

Australian Leather Swivel Chair

Australian Leather Swivel Chair

This Australian Brown built brand chair was originally upholstered in a woolen fabric or Vinyl. We re upholstered it in a NSW semi aniline Italian leather and added the stitching detail to break up the solid back.

Australian TV Chair

Australian TV Chair

This style of chair circa 1960′s was very popular and was named the TV chair. They have a reclining mechanism in the back that allows you to become more comfortable. Upholstered in a Wool mix from Instyle fabrics and fully restored with new Dunlop seating and back foam.

Danish Rosewood Chairs

Danish Rosewood Chairs

These two belong to a set of 6 – it is made from Brazilian rosewood and have been fully restored and upholstered in a NSW Italian leather.

Featherston Numero Uno Chair

Featherston Numero Uno Chair

These are one of my favorite lounge chairs and to be a Featherston is pretty cool. They are formed out of a solid foam interior construction and come in a high black low back, curves corner and an Ottoman. This beauty is upholstered in a Instyle Mammoth wool fabric.

Danish Arm Chairs

Danish Arm Chairs

The other 2 from the 3 piece Danish suite have all got orange buttons to pop from the velvet. The chair on the left is the Grandfather and on the left is the Grandmother chair.

Early Danish Settee

Early Danish Settee

This early Danish settee is part of a 3 piece suite and is upholstered in a Danish velvet from De Ploeg fabrics Denmark.

Danish Lounge

Danish Lounge

This is a great example of a Danish lounge and is upholstered in a Warwick Chai fabric and has rosewood legs and new Dunlop foam cushions.

Rare Featherston Chair

Rare Featherston Chair

This rare Featherston chair was produced for the Globe cafe in Prahran many years ago. The frame is Australian timber silky oak and the upholstery is a Mammoth wool from Instyle. Although it is a 50 year old chair it has been french polished and fully restored back to original condition.

Early Australian Diamond Buttoned Arm Chair

Early Australian Diamond Buttoned Arm Chair

This is a great example of an early mid century Australian diamond buttoned arm chair. The timber is walnut and with a sturdy frame this piece will live on with its Daybreak Warwick fabric.

Moller # 71 Rosewood Chairs

Moller # 71 Rosewood Chairs

These 2 belong to a set of 6 Rosewood Moller number 71 and have been fully restored with Dunlop foam and NSW Italian leather.

Moller #55 Teak chair

Moller #55 Teak chair

This Moller number 55 is a rare one and is one of 2 in a set of 8 dining room chairs. It has been fully restored and upholstered in a Warwick Husk fabric.

Moller #71 Oak Chairs

Moller #71 Oak Chairs

Danish company Moller have produced these chairs for many years, the number 71’s are very popular. These ones are made from Oak and are beautifully restored and upholstered in a Warwick Husk fabric. The chairs were fully restored with new webbing and Dunlop foam.

Moller #78 Rosewood Chair

Moller #78 Rosewood Chair

This small ladder back Moller number 78 is in Brazilian rosewood and fully restored and finished in NSW Italian leather.

Swedish Chair

Swedish Chair

This chair is a great example of a Swedish Mid Century chair. It has been upholstered is a Danish Kvadrat fabric and the timber has been stained to look like rosewood.

Australian Timber Arm Chair

Australian Timber Arm Chair

This Australian timber arm chair came into the shop after living outside for many years. The arms were grey from water and sun and the chair got a complete restoration. The fabric is a Warwick outdoor fabric. The timber arms were sanded back and stained with a walnut stain, then finished with a Danish oil.

Early Australian Timber Arm Chair

Early Australian Timber Arm Chair

This chair is a great example of an early Australian mid century chair. The frame was simply oiled and the chair upholstered in a great choice of a Warwick fabric.

Hans Wegner Plank Chairs

Hans Wegner Plank Chairs

Hans Wegner Plank chairs made from Oak and upholstered in Kvadrat fabric.

Danish Arm Chairs

Danish Arm Chairs

This pair of Danish arm chairs have been upholstered in a Warwick Chai fabric with new Dunlop foam seat and back cushions and the legs are Brazilian rosewood.