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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. Technique to flatten warped table tops

    Started by Xanthorrhoeas, 3rd Jul 2016 07:02 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 865
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  2. Wicker chair, more a repair?

    Started by fletty, 26th Jul 2016 07:25 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 1,889
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:18 PM Go to last post
  3. what is this timber

    Started by hughie, 10th Sep 2016 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,002
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  4. Help with identifying mid century chest of drawers

    Started by Jaymac, 1st Oct 2016 01:14 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 547
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  5. art nouveau oval blackwood dining table

    Started by wood spirit, 3rd Oct 2016 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 621
    22nd Jul 2017, 06:51 PM Go to last post
  6. One Before The Landfill

    Started by Christos, 26th Apr 2017 06:51 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 745
    22nd Jul 2017, 06:16 PM Go to last post
  7. Gumtree cabinet, some water damage

    Started by vidiot, 29th Apr 2017 11:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 539
    22nd Jul 2017, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  8. Repair 107 year old sash cord

    Started by graham.murfett, 3rd May 2017 07:24 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 4,387
    19th Jul 2017, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  9. Old Chair Needs Restoring

    Started by sheeny71, 10th Jul 2017 05:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 699
    14th Jul 2017, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  10. Repairing damaged chair carvings

    Started by dadovfor, 27th Jun 2017 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 866
    29th Jun 2017, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  11. Culburra Beeswax Furniture Polish

    Started by Repete, 14th Jun 2017 05:13 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 974
    25th Jun 2017, 06:01 PM Go to last post
  12. Restoration of the CD Rack

    Started by Gprp, 19th Jun 2017 01:13 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 177
    19th Jun 2017, 01:13 AM Go to last post
  13. Huon Pine Dining Table restoration

    Started by Jewels, 5th May 2017 04:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 506
    18th Jun 2017, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  14. More Queensland windows

    Started by fletty, 29th Aug 2016 05:56 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,501
    30th May 2017, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  15. Mirror Backing Paint

    Started by Repete, 27th May 2017 05:10 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 451
    28th May 2017, 10:01 PM Go to last post
  16. Restoring Victorian Platform Rocking Chair

    Started by saladonion, 30th Apr 2017 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 511
    6th May 2017, 07:28 AM Go to last post
  17. 6 drawer dresser

    Started by fletty, 8th Feb 2017 04:33 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,350
    25th Apr 2017, 08:43 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 404
    25th Apr 2017, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  18. Cleaning antique mahogany dresser

    Started by Gold Coaster, 21st Apr 2017 04:26 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 483
    22nd Apr 2017, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  19. Leadlight repair

    Started by fletty, 13th Aug 2016 10:45 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,446
    7th Apr 2017, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  20. How to restore a veneered table top.

    Started by Zaphod, 12th Mar 2017 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,105
    13th Mar 2017, 07:32 PM Go to last post
  21. Angry Japanning Black how to restore 1870s cabinet

    Started by MarkCoffs, 2nd Mar 2017 05:00 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,511
    6th Mar 2017, 10:51 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,045
    25th Feb 2017, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  22. Restoring Antique Leadlight Cabinet

    Started by hobbiest, 17th Feb 2017 01:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 975
    22nd Feb 2017, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  23. Old dining chairs

    Started by andrew29, 4th Sep 2016 12:03 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,489
    31st Jan 2017, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  24. Restoring a spinning wheel

    Started by Allan at Wallan, 15th Nov 2016 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,036
    14th Jan 2017, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  25. school windows

    Started by gdf26562, 6th Jan 2017 04:09 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 705
    10th Jan 2017, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  26. I have had a table top disaster

    Started by scottbr, 5th Jan 2017 11:25 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 759
    10th Jan 2017, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  27. Restoring antique fishing reel

    Started by grevilleavic, 8th Jan 2017 07:07 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 410
    9th Jan 2017, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  28. Camera restoration

    Started by mikl, 26th Aug 2016 08:51 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 4,645
    26th Dec 2016, 12:58 PM Go to last post

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