French Polishing
Cabinet Making

Welcome to our website:


About Patrick Turk:

I come from a long line of well-respected London Master Tradesmen and can trace my ancestry back to 1706. In each generation there have been either Chair Makers, French Polishers or Cabinet Makers. 
Many of the hand tools I use today are the same ones used by my great grandfather who was a chair maker in Bethnal Green, London in the late 1800's.

Established in Nottinghamshire as a Cabinet Maker and Furniture Restorer for over 30 years following a 4 year apprenticeship, I have gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in the design and construction of furniture through the ages.   Over the last few years I've been working with local foresters who own/manage woodlands in Sherwood Forest

As a result I now make an exclusive range of furniture using English timbers such as Oak, Sweet Chestnut and Yew for more details visit Forest2Furniture .

Services available:

                              * Repairs
                                  * Restorations

                                    * Alterations

                                      * Woodturning

                                       * Inlay & Marquetry

                                       * Woodworm Treatment

                                    * Furniture conservation

                                 * Traditional French Polishing

                                * Furniture design & construction

                               * Free Estimates

                                * Insurance work undertaken

                                  * On-site work (where appropriate)

There's a saying that goes something like "children do make a difference to a home but it can be repaired" well the same applies to dogs!

The images below are of a victorian Mahogany tea table brought to me a few months ago that got in the way when a labrador was charging through the house.

The first 2 photos are of the resulting damage to the leg after being hit by 30kg of brainless muscle.
The last photo is of the table once I'd repaired it, ready for the customer to collect.

                Contact details: Tel: 01623 794406 - Email: here