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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. How to restore a veneered table top.

    Started by Zaphod, 12th Mar 2017 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 870
    13th Mar 2017, 07:32 PM Go to last post
  2. Angry Japanning Black how to restore 1870s cabinet

    Started by MarkCoffs, 2nd Mar 2017 05:00 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,255
    6th Mar 2017, 10:51 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 884
    25th Feb 2017, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  3. Restoring Antique Leadlight Cabinet

    Started by hobbiest, 17th Feb 2017 01:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 789
    22nd Feb 2017, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  4. 6 drawer dresser

    Started by fletty, 8th Feb 2017 04:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 874
    10th Feb 2017, 10:27 AM Go to last post
  5. Old dining chairs

    Started by andrew29, 4th Sep 2016 12:03 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,272
    31st Jan 2017, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  6. Restoring a spinning wheel

    Started by Allan at Wallan, 15th Nov 2016 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,847
    14th Jan 2017, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  7. school windows

    Started by gdf26562, 6th Jan 2017 04:09 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 549
    10th Jan 2017, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  8. I have had a table top disaster

    Started by scottbr, 5th Jan 2017 11:25 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 601
    10th Jan 2017, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  9. Restoring antique fishing reel

    Started by grevilleavic, 8th Jan 2017 07:07 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 262
    9th Jan 2017, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  10. Camera restoration

    Started by mikl, 26th Aug 2016 08:51 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 4,343
    26th Dec 2016, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  11. Restoring a tea cart

    Started by DonIncognito, 21st Dec 2016 01:58 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 313
    21st Dec 2016, 01:58 PM Go to last post
  12. Smile Tung Oil

    Started by Maureen P, 8th Dec 2016 03:41 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 554
    13th Dec 2016, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  13. Kauri Trunk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 25th Sep 2016 03:05 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,820
    2nd Nov 2016, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  14. art nouveau oval blackwood dining table

    Started by wood spirit, 3rd Oct 2016 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 419
    5th Oct 2016, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  15. Trim, trim and more trim

    Started by skmelvin, 3rd Oct 2016 01:32 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 280
    3rd Oct 2016, 03:15 PM Go to last post
  16. Help with identifying mid century chest of drawers

    Started by Jaymac, 1st Oct 2016 01:14 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 376
    1st Oct 2016, 06:50 PM Go to last post
  17. Restoration of a Dresser.

    Started by Shedhand, 30th Sep 2016 11:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 364
    1st Oct 2016, 11:45 AM Go to last post
  18. Help sought for restoring veneer..

    Started by Raven6, 27th Sep 2016 10:39 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 485
    30th Sep 2016, 04:11 PM Go to last post
  19. what is this timber

    Started by hughie, 10th Sep 2016 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 863
    26th Sep 2016, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  20. WIP - Spinning Wheel Repair

    Started by Skew's_Girl, 4th Sep 2016 02:22 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 911
    17th Sep 2016, 09:46 PM Go to last post
  21. Chair leg tips

    Started by goldie1, 17th Sep 2016 09:36 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 283
    17th Sep 2016, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  22. Busted up mahogany writing box

    Started by RedShirtGuy, 4th May 2016 02:40 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,669
    7th Sep 2016, 08:59 PM Go to last post
  23. More Queensland windows

    Started by fletty, 29th Aug 2016 05:56 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,034
    3rd Sep 2016, 04:28 PM Go to last post
  24. Mortise Guage

    Started by Bendigo Bob, 23rd Aug 2016 09:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 485
    29th Aug 2016, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  25. Restoring casement windows

    Started by Poit, 17th Apr 2016 09:49 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,100
    27th Aug 2016, 08:24 PM Go to last post
  26. Re-surface dining table with veneer

    Started by Pewit, 27th Aug 2016 04:41 PM
    restoration, table, veneer
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 347
    27th Aug 2016, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  27. Leadlight repair

    Started by fletty, 13th Aug 2016 10:45 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 792
    22nd Aug 2016, 04:54 PM Go to last post
  28. Chair Restoration

    Started by PJM16, 16th Aug 2016 09:20 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 372
    20th Aug 2016, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  29. Id red cedar chest?

    Started by restoration, 23rd Jul 2016 03:00 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 634
    20th Aug 2016, 10:50 AM Go to last post

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