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Forum: RESTORATION

Got an antique you need to restore. Don't strip it and coat it with polyurethane and ruin it's value. Check in here for traditional finishes and genuine restoration help. Find out the ins and outs and how to keep or enhance it's value. Not just for furniture.

  1. Chinese lacquered cabinet

    Started by fletty, 4th Jul 2018 05:07 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,532
    15th Nov 2018, 03:40 PM Go to last post
  2. Coopers paint stripper

    Started by jonnorris03, 5th Jul 2011 09:33 AM
    ########, appreciated, belt, cheap, cheers, concern, coopers, covered, detector, door, easy, feedback, healthier, ideas, jon, lead, lol, lot, paint, putting, ring, sander, starts, stripper, stripping
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 7,951
    11th Nov 2018, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  3. Woodworm Treatment?

    Started by yvan, 8th Nov 2018 07:15 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,182
    8th Nov 2018, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  4. Red Cedar chest of draws resto

    Started by Superbunny, 3rd Nov 2018 05:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,291
    7th Nov 2018, 09:17 PM Go to last post
  5. Mahogany table surface damage

    Started by peacay, 30th Oct 2018 04:29 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,332
    3rd Nov 2018, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  6. 1920's silky oak chair?

    Started by Blackout, 3rd Nov 2018 08:32 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 866
    3rd Nov 2018, 08:32 AM Go to last post
  7. Drink ring water stain removal.

    Started by Shedhand, 12th Oct 2018 09:47 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,739
    23rd Oct 2018, 10:51 PM Go to last post
  8. C1880 G J Lines Bow rocker restoration

    Started by yaryetnom, 10th Jul 2018 10:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 3,846
    8th Oct 2018, 06:35 AM Go to last post
  9. Oregon Restoration advice for Overseas

    Started by arislgr, 26th Sep 2018 02:11 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,064
    7th Oct 2018, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  10. table top repair

    Started by astrid, 22nd Sep 2018 10:54 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,753
    23rd Sep 2018, 05:22 PM Go to last post
  11. Put-U-Up

    Started by Ozcee, 18th Aug 2018 01:55 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,588
    4th Sep 2018, 10:39 AM Go to last post
  12. Smile Shameless self-promotion warning: Vote for me!

    Started by markharrison, 27th Aug 2018 06:41 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,464
    1st Sep 2018, 04:54 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,690
    24th Jul 2018, 03:54 AM Go to last post
  13. Chinese mahjong table..... a restoration?

    Started by fletty, 11th Jul 2018 11:19 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,755
    13th Jul 2018, 09:37 PM Go to last post
  14. My next 'restoration' challenge.

    Started by russ57, 8th Jul 2018 12:14 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,653
    9th Jul 2018, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  15. Red cedar meat safe - farm shed find

    Started by Blackout, 20th May 2018 08:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,031
    8th Jul 2018, 07:21 PM Go to last post
  16. Papier-mâché Victorian chess tilt table

    Started by Blackout, 8th Jul 2018 06:55 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,148
    8th Jul 2018, 06:59 PM Go to last post
  17. Tilt table leg repair

    Started by Blackout, 24th May 2018 05:37 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 944
    8th Jul 2018, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  18. Restoration of old step ladder

    Started by Ranger, 8th Jul 2018 11:22 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 994
    8th Jul 2018, 11:22 AM Go to last post
  19. How do I fix this..

    Started by russ57, 7th Jul 2018 06:30 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 988
    8th Jul 2018, 07:00 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,950
    5th Jul 2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
  20. Glass on top of shellac finish?

    Started by Blackout, 8th Jun 2018 10:44 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,753
    4th Jul 2018, 07:15 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,351
    27th Jun 2018, 08:11 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,538
    24th Jun 2018, 07:29 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 930
    21st Jun 2018, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  21. Chair silky oak

    Started by Blackout, 17th Jun 2018 08:03 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,425
    18th Jun 2018, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  22. A bit of raw restoration humour

    Started by Blackout, 17th Jun 2018 07:44 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,406
    17th Jun 2018, 07:44 AM Go to last post
  23. Sideboard Silky Oak top on Maple base

    Started by Blackout, 31st Dec 2017 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,326
    15th Jun 2018, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  24. Red cedar chest

    Started by Blackout, 2nd Jun 2018 10:05 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,007
    10th Jun 2018, 07:23 PM Go to last post
  25. Hall table brass need cleaning and protection

    Started by Blackout, 8th Jun 2018 10:22 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,415
    9th Jun 2018, 07:49 AM Go to last post

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