Chairs come in all shapes and sizes and there’s probably at least one chair in most, if not all, of the rooms in your house. Whether it’s a comfy armchair for lounging in front of the TV, a set of upholstered dining chairs clustered around the family table, a delightful occasional chair for reading by the window overlooking the garden, a bedroom chair used to sit on to tie your shoe-laces in the mornings, chairs in all shapes and forms are an essential component of our daily living. Just as well that Needle Rock specialise in chairs. We can take your most cherished rickety chair and transform it into one that is solid, stable and beautiful that will serve you for many years to come, creating your very own piece of bespoke furniture.

With such a variety of chairs available in today’s marketplace, it’s no wonder that Ali is obsessed with chairs, in particular chairs made during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. These chairs were simply made to last and this explains why there’s still so many to be found at antiques shops and auction houses. Already 100 years old, when these chairs are refurbished and traditionally reupholstered, you can be sure they’ll last another 100 years.

Through The Workshop Door - July 2019

July has come and gone, and my feet have hardly touched the ground! The month started with a well-deserved holiday on Dartmoor and Devon, and for the rest of the month I’ve been playing catch up!

Highlights this month has been the reunion of the Leather Club chair with its delighted owners. As mentioned previously, the chair has a twin so its sibling has already been stripped down and is eagerly awaiting its rebuild in the Needle Rock workshop. The fabric has also been chosen for the seat cushions, so hopefully in next month’s blog you’ll see the twins together with matching seats!

July has also seen the commission of several furniture painting jobs – these seem to come along like buses – none for ages then several at the same time. The first commission was to give a new lease of life to some bedroom pine cupboards, which were solid, but looked rather dated. My customer had just had the bedrooms decorated and had a colour scheme which she’d acquired from a printed canvas – so I took the printed canvas away and matched the colour scheme accordingly. The results were superb.

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"Needle Rock is a fantastic business and Ali is brilliant. We are currently refurbishing a building into a farm shop and restaurant. Ali has worked with us to reupholster a set of old chairs. From our first phone call through to the delivery today Ali has been on hand throughout, giving great advice and really getting what our vision is for the furniture. The finished seats arrived today and we are absolutely delighted with them - they look fantastic and the work is superb. Thank you Ali - we are over the moon".
Alec Holland

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