Author Archives: MCR

Quistgaard pepper mills and more

I’ve got more Dansk pepper mills than usual this week, including a few rare ones. Take a look! And last, this #832 pepper mill by Quistgaard for Dansk, in teak with a Peugeot grinder, all in excellent condition Fjord flatware … Continue reading

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Some of my latest things on Etsy

I’m always adding more, so be sure to follow my shop to get notifications! Vintage Kay Bojesen elephant, made in Denmark Go to modhuset on Etsy for lots more!

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Vintage Dansk, Copco and more

Large 14″ round paella pan designed by Michael Lax for Copco, enameled cast iron

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February 2023 Update

I’m now only operating my Etsy shop, modhuset. I’m no longer doing any furniture restoration but I’ll be leaving the site up for the time being, just as a resource for people seeking information.

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NEW! mid-century housewares, art objects, and more from my personal collection

I’ve been hunting and gathering all my life and my collections have finally reached critical mass!  I have run out of storage room and am doing that thing where you have to start voting stuff off the island.  It’s all … Continue reading

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cleaning and oiling teak

I’ve been asked many times how to clean and oil teak furniture.  Time for a post dedicated to just that!   Maybe you own a teak chair that needs work or maybe you saw one on Craigslist or in a … Continue reading

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More Wishbones

This is one of a group of eight or ten older Hans Wegner wishbones that I did over several years for one family.  I love this blue!  It’s so Danish. The new cord looks especially crisp with the blue.   … Continue reading

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Folding settee and chair – Yugoslavia

Awhile back I wove this new seat and back for this rare folding settee in the Hans Wegner style that is so popular.  I’d never seen a settee version before, only the chair in a few variations.  This was made … Continue reading

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Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs: oak with soap finish

Recently I restored a set of eight of these beautiful oak wishbone chairs.  I thought the owner said they had a wax finish but I was happy to discover that it was just soap.  The frames looked pretty good but … Continue reading

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Erik Buch chairs in charcoal wool

I just finished this set of six Erik Buch dining chairs in one of my favorite fabrics, Maharam/Kvadrat’s Hallingdal in the 180 colorway, a very dark charcoal gray. All the photos here are deliberately overexposed a bit so that the … Continue reading

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