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Testing out our new Don Rex! Kitty gives it a full loaf comfort level. Original 70s couch from Brisbane furniture designer /manufacturer Don Rex. #donrex #70sfurniture #midcenturymodern #midcentury #midcenturyhome #whitevinyl #queenslandtimber #furnituredesign #design #interiordesign #style#architecture #fun #project

Don Rex tv chairs C.1960s , refurbished and might we say looking SHARP AS HECK! Made in Australia these vintage beauties look perfect paired with cushions made in Brisbane by @touch.wood.design from off the roll one of a kind vintage fabric 🖤
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Fifty shades of blue. Our Peregian Beach showroom is weekend ready. A number of 'new' mid-century modern furniture pieces have arrived in store and we have a wonderful collection of art and collectables by local and regional artists. Our Peregian store is open Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 3pm.

#mcm #1960s #vintage #rare Don Rex #donrex #madeinbrisbane #blackwood #acaciamelanoxylon #restored ready for upholstery #midcenturyfurniture no varnish, stain or shellac. I use oils and waxes only, to nourish and bring out the true beauty of these stunning timbers. #mermaidbeach #goldcoast

I’m sorting out my collection of slotted wood screws. I’ll be keeping some, the rest I’ll sell to any budding restorers. If there is any interest, let me know please . .they start from 2 gauge and go up to 14 gauge. Some are made by Nettlefolds. I would guess that my collection started when first started doing complex repairs to furniture dating back to the 18th Century. That would b about 1975. Yes of course I’ll be sad to see them go. But hey! Were are retiring and even though I’ll still be restoring selective pieces, our work will be dramatically scaled down. We will be in sure remembered as “ the old couple on the corner”
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Believe it or not, there are a actually 3 of these. A commissioned job. As you know we’re soon retiring and eventually will move away. As a special favour, I’ve just finished restoring them for a Gentleman who inherited them. I thought I’d share these pictures with you.
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Another custom order out the door. When these Don Rex "speed frame" chairs came to us they were a dark cherry red stain that had penetrated deep into the timber. The frames were completely snapped and bowed and were only being held together by the metal chair frames. Amazing what some tender lovin care can do! The timber is now a beautiful natural Queensland maple and upholstery is in a linen coloured fabric from @warwickfabrics . We hope you enjoy them for many years to come Cameron and Meg! .
We are open tomorrow 10-4.
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We all hurry jobs at some stage, even an expert can make a bad judgement. As I’ve told my students in class time and time again “ be prepared to change you opinion while restoring something” this is a case of , not doing what I tell others to do. I hurriedly stripped this late last week. I should have put some colour to the top. When I put it out for sale on Saturday I immediately saw my mistake. In this series of pictures. I’ve re stripped it and applied some colour to the top. The whole job took 30 mins, allowing for drying time. It now has to sit and the finish harden off. Say in a few days I’ll cut it back to soften the shine, then use my magic wax. Oh I almost forgot to add, it’s now for sale and you’ll love it in your home. DM me please for more details .(your chance to grab some history)
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This item is now SOLD. This is the typical scene when I strip off a nest of tables. This dry look is temporary. The wet look, ( when the finish is applied) is permanent. You’ll see the shades change when the next stage begins. I always wet it first to see any possible variations. Then I add colour. This set was sold yesterday. .
Part of our service which has made us efficient is, we keep in close contact with our customers during the whole process. This includes both colour and shine. We also offer advice long term for the furniture we sell and restore. As much as I want to, my private restoration projects are taking up any spare time.
I’m sorry that I can’t take on anymore outside work.
As most of you will know now, we are retiring sometime through the year. So please don’t wait to come in and buy that favourite piece. Linda and I often laugh as we imagine what will happen after we’ve gone. Will it be, “ do you remember the old couple who had the Shop here on this corner”
We expect that as the face of Sydney changes, our old shop will be just a memory where a multi story building will replace an icon of Redfern. We’ve been at our shop for over 23 years. We can’t stand in the way of progress. .
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This item is now SOLD. The elegant and very stunning square Parker extension table made from Teak. Every picture tells a story. You’ll notice in the last picture, you can see 2 colours. I added each one to a separate part of the table. The reason I did this was to make the colour the same. It might seem easy. It’s not as easy as one might think. Anyway, it’s done now. This beautiful dining table which is 92x92 cm closed can now be the perfect addition to your home. DM me please if you would like it in your home.
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Is this classic chair beyond restoration. I don’t think so. I intend to give it a new life. As I carried it from my car and stood it outside my shop in order to unlock the door. A gentleman approached me and said “ are you throwing it away”I told him I’d just bought it. I wanted to add” this was the best chair ever made in Australia “ no use, he was gone, munching his Vietnamese chicken roll.
I was determined to transform this iconic Tasmanian Blackwood dining chair. It was made by Parker after all. It deserves being treated with the utmost respect. It was as made in the early sixties. I’m sure it has a story to tell. I’ve got a lot of work to do on it. What the hell. I’ll do my best .(BTW, I’m not deliberately promoting Irwin)
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Our restored Don Rex Blackbean sideboard looking fab in our friend @nat__duncan 's mid century abode, alongside one of @beyazbazaar 's beautiful Moroccan vintage rugs, which are for sale (see link in their bio) . . Thanks for sharing! .
We are open tomorrow 10-4.
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Sleek compact #donrex #loungesuite off to its new home #CUSTOMORDER #SOLD #HIBYE

This item is now SOLD. Can you believe your eyes. A perfectly proportioned chest of drawers. What a wonderful design. It has mammoth appeal. The drawers are the perfect size for most clothes. A very useful item of furniture to grace your home. Parker made such handsome and exquisite looking pieces. Full of charm. And definitely Heirloom materiel. The perfect investment for the future. These stand alone chests never see light of day. It has the most attractive grain all over. I was lucky enough to stumble across this. If I didn’t already have one, I’d snap it up. But you can snap it up yourself. DM me please if you would like more details, and or would like to buy it. It won’t last long.. .Iconic manufacturing.
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