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Links to some of our suppliers, fabric and leather suppliers , a selection of furniture and antique links and some miscellaneous links :

  • Finishing products :Shellac flakes used to make French polishes

Smith & Rodger (French polishes and finishing materials)

Fiddes (waxes and finishing materials)

Liberon (finishing materials and sundries)

  • Tools :

Thomas Flinn & Co. 
Traditional hand tools used in our restoration work


Workshop Heaven



H Webber (upholstery tools)

CS Osborne (upholstery tools)

The Tool Box Scotland (our local tool shop)

Murray's Tools (another local tool shop)

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  • Upholstery and caning supplies :Best webbing

Richard Wylie (upholstery supplies)

Brown and Cook (upholstery supplies)

Glover Bros. (upholstery supplies)

Seat Weaving Supplies

The Cane StoreCane pattern close up

Upholstery fabris
Andrew Muirhead & Son (leather)

Futura (leather)

Linwood Fabric

Fabric Mills

Bute Fabrics

Mandors Fabric (Edinburgh and Glasgow stores)

Laura Ashley



GP & J Baker

Vanessa Arbuthnott

Designers Guild

Mulberry Home

Morris & Co.

Harlequin Harris


Colefax and Fowler

Jane Churchill



Jim Dickens

Ross Fabrics

William Cowley (Manufacturer & Supplier Of Fine Parchments & Vellums)

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  • Timber and veneers :

Timbers and veneers
Aitken & Howard

Scottish Wood

Falkirk Wood


Lanarkshire Hardwoods


Vale Veneers

  • Hardware :

Cabinet hardware
Armac (Manufacturers of brass cabinet fittings and architectural hardware)

Martin (Handles, pulls, locks, catches, hinges and knobs for the kitchen and furniture Trade)

Edina Lock and Key Co. (Local Edinburgh shop selling architectural ironmongery and brassware)

Horton Brasses

J. Shiner (Architechtural ironmongery)

Optimum Brasses (Reproduction brass hardware)

Abbey Brass Company (Fittings in hand forged iron, wood, brass and porcelain)

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Click here to read about the Antiques Are Green campaign on our artlces pages
Millers Antiques Guide

History of furniture timeline

Antiques Atlas

Antiques Are Green

Edinburgh Antiques

Tom Thackray Windsor chair maker

National Museums of Scotland (One of our favourite chairs)

Ben Law, the woodsman with the beautiful home

Puji (contemporary furniture made from reclaimed teak)

The Furniture Re-use Network (public domain audio books read by volunteers)

Old pictures of Edinburgh

Transport Direct (journey planner)

Edinburgh (cycle journey planner) (The Internet Archive)

The two story camper van from Japan

Mobile Phone Exchange (recycle old mobile phones and get money for them too!) (online printing- business cards, stickers, all sorts of things). 10% off with this link! 

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Natural earth pigments used in some of our restoration and conservation work. Water, spirit and oil stains are also used.