Monthly Archives: February 2012

Restoration project – Retro Teak Parker Chair

One of my items that I am currently restoring is this beautiful retro teak Parker chair. It was in quite a state as you can see when I first picked it up but its lovely curving design caught my eye.

The exposed finger joints and beautiful grain (although slightly hidden due to weathering) only reinforced what a quality piece this once was, and upon closer inspection I found a makers label – Parker.

The chair is structurally very sound. The teak timber finish and upholstery however are not due to weathering (more than likely this chair was outside on someones veranda/back deck/patio).

After removing the seat and back rest I started to sand the entire frame with some 80 grit sand paper, always sanding with the grain. Once that was done I started again using a smoother grade of sandpaper – 180 grit this time. Once completed I moved up to some 400 grit sand paper for the final sand.

I am very impressed with the result so far.

Vintage Teak Parker Chair

Old School Skateboard – BAHNE SUPER-FLEX

One of the main functions of this blog will be to preview items that are coming either up for sale in the online store, or items that will be going to an online auction using eBay.

Today I’d like to share a few pictures of an old school skateboard that will be going to¬† online auction within the next few weeks.

Its called a BAHNE SUPER-FLEX. Dates from the 1970’s. Its has a fiberglass deck (bright funky orange colour to the top, maroon to the underside), along with original CHICAGO trucks and original METAFLEX SURFER urethane wheels.

Tony Hawk’s first skateboard was a Blue BAHNE, and there is a pretty cool article here if you wish to read it.



Hello and welcome to the Still Broke Enterprises blog!

Over the next few weeks I will be opening my online store @

Here you will be able to find a large range of unique and interesting items for sale ranging from vintage furniture to quality old tools, coloured glass to retro video games, antique furniture to modern items.

This blog will be used to keep you up to date with the online store along with previewing upcoming items that will be listed for sale, items that will be going to online auctions (eBay), restoring and cleaning procedures, specific interests along with general discussion.

Be sure to check back regularly as I plan to update this blog at least once a week to start off with.

Regards, John