Our aim is to restore a cherished piece of furniture to its former glory, removing old and unwanted finishes and restoring it back to the original timber. Our technique practices gently working our way through various grades of sandpaper being careful not to remove the original sanding marks and in result, leaving the piece as it was originally intended.
We are extremely passionate about the furniture restoration industry and the environmental impact we can have by preserving and creating new purpose to furniture that might otherwise would have ended up in land-fill.
Each piece of furniture is unique and each customer is unique to their requirements. We endeavour to please and advise each customer what should be done to the cherished piece to reach their desired outcome.
Family Owned & Operated
Michael and Josh have 50 years of combined experience in the antique sales and restoration industry. Michael opened his first antique shop in the 1980s, and his passion for preserving our beautiful antiques has remained as strong ever since. Josh is becoming a 3rd generation French Polisher, learning from the best. The team at MICHAEL COLLIN offer an unmatched experience.
More About Michael
Michael travelled extensively through Europe and North Africa through his 20's appreciating and learning about all different kinds of antiques.
After arriving back, Michael opened his first antique shop in Mosman, where he was mentored by English gentleman, George Burns. George had extensive knowledge in fine arts, antique restoration and history. For 4 years he was mentored learning all aspects of the antique trade, restoration and history.
Michael then opened up his first restoration workshop in Artarmon and had an antique shop in Willoughby, called "House Of Yesteryear".During this time Michael Studied for two years at Sydney University in Archaeology.
In 1993, Michael decided to move to England and carry on the Restoration and Sales of Antiques, exporting to the Australian dealers and travelling to France and Europe to purchase Antiques. Throughout this time Michael furthered his knowledge in traditional methods of restoration.
After 20 years in the UK, Michael decided to return to Australia and start up a Restoration business on the Central Coast. He has found a good customer base and people that appreciate antiques. This has now expanded to running another business selling Restoration Products with his son called "Restorers Choice"!
We want to help protect and cherish quailty furniture, allowing family history to live on and ensuring long lasting respect and appreciation for quality craftsmanship.
Quality is everything
To provide quailty service, you must use quality tools and materials. We take pride in supporting Australian businesses by shopping local. A huge majority of our tools and materials are supplied by Restorers Choice.
A Few Of Our Clients...
~ Art Gallery of NSW ~ Police Museum Circular Quay ~ Flossoms Antiques ~ Manchester City Council UK ~ Birmingham City Council UK ~ Village Farm Antiques ~ Freehill Hollingdale and Page, Sydney ~ Aberdeen City Council UK ~ Knob Hill Antiques ~ Artarmon Joinery ~ Royal Sydney Golf Club, Rose Bay, Sydney ~ Attorney Generals Office, NSW ~ Cypress Lakes Golf Club Resort ~ Elysia Health Resort ~ Tropman & Tropman Architects ~ Victoria Barracks. Sydney ~
And Many More Private Clients