The art of caring for the things you love ...

Caring for the items you love around the home is easier - and more rewarding - than you think. In his first book, The Repair Shop's resident woodworking expert Will Kirk takes you on an inspirational tour of the elements of wood care and restoration, from basic principles and quick fixes around the home to larger projects. Restore shows you how simple and joyful woodworking can be, from fixing knicks and stains and making small repairs, to household items you can use to help care for your furniture and other wooden objects.

Restore teaches us how to save pieces of furniture from the scrap heap and appreciate the craftsmanship behind the objects we use every day. Encouraging us all to slow down and appreciate the beauty of woodcraft through accessible projects - which anyone can start working on at home!

About the author

Will Kirk

Will Kirk is a furniture restorer who specialises in woodwork. He has become a fixture on our televisions, and firm fan favourite, since his first appearance on The Repair Shop in 2017. After graduating from university, he set up his own London-based workshop. Will’s first television appearance was on Channel 4’s The French Collection in 2013. Following this, he then appeared on the BBC’s What To Buy and Why in 2015 before starting on The Repair Shop. He co-presented series one of The Travelling Auctioneers with Christina Trevanion in 2022 and was a series regular on BBC Morning Live. Will is an Ambassador of the Heritage Crafts Association and is passionate about supporting young people to pursue careers in woodwork and furniture restoration. He is also an Honorary Liveryman for Worshipful Company of Painters and Stainers. Find him on Instagram @williamkirkrestoration
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