Firstly, the damaged fabric was removed and the customer had already decided on fabric choices through an upholsterer. These choices were considered during the sanding and staining process. The piano stool was pulled to pieces to ensure that there were no more active termites. Filler was used to repair some of the damage. The base, however, was beyond repair and a new piece was fashioned and fitted. After repairs, the stool was completely stripped, sanded and restained to a natural wood colour. One thing is for sure, this furniture piece will now hold pride of place and will not be returned to storage!!
Whilst in storage, this piano stool had sustained significant damage. The fabric had been partly eaten by termites and the timber at the base of the seat had also been eaten away. The boxed sides of the seat had also been damaged. Thankfully, the termites had stopped short of eating the legs of the stool.