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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. Cabinet cornice; Replace or restore?

    Started by ATSystems, 15th Feb 2018 10:45 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 955
    19th Feb 2018, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  2. Curved cabinet glass

    Started by Lappa, 22nd Jan 2018 05:04 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,686
    11th Feb 2018, 10:30 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 813
    5th Feb 2018, 07:13 PM Go to last post
  3. Sewing Machine Cabinet

    Started by Chris Parks, 4th Feb 2018 12:18 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 767
    4th Feb 2018, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  4. Red cedar table

    Started by Blackout, 27th Jan 2018 10:16 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 5,117
    2nd Feb 2018, 07:33 PM Go to last post
  5. Chess tilt table - Arts and Craft period?

    Started by Blackout, 27th Jan 2018 04:53 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,127
    27th Jan 2018, 04:53 PM Go to last post
  6. Old Cedar Box

    Started by double.d, 23rd Jan 2018 07:56 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,306
    26th Jan 2018, 10:27 AM Go to last post
  7. Uick way to strip metal chairs

    Started by Arron, 15th Jan 2018 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,165
    23rd Jan 2018, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  8. delaminating

    Started by marcos, 14th Jan 2018 07:25 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 818
    23rd Jan 2018, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  9. Old spirit levels

    Started by maxxsinner, 4th Jan 2018 04:18 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 743
    4th Jan 2018, 09:49 PM Go to last post
  10. Sideboard Silky Oak top on Maple base

    Started by Blackout, 31st Dec 2017 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 687
    4th Jan 2018, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  11. tightening up the back/seat joint of some chairs

    Started by LMHmedchem, 5th Dec 2017 03:52 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,018
    3rd Jan 2018, 07:00 PM Go to last post
  12. Kauri Trunk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 25th Sep 2016 03:05 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 5,474
    1st Jan 2018, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  13. Nested silky oak table set

    Started by Blackout, 31st Dec 2017 10:21 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 296
    1st Jan 2018, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  14. A Stamp!

    Started by auscab, 29th Dec 2017 05:00 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 603
    30th Dec 2017, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  15. 170yr old sideboard

    Started by Blackout, 23rd Dec 2017 09:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 445
    29th Dec 2017, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  16. Mahogany Extension Table Restoration

    Started by auscab, 26th Dec 2017 12:32 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 463
    27th Dec 2017, 09:23 PM Go to last post
  17. Restoring Victorian Platform Rocking Chair

    Started by saladonion, 30th Apr 2017 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 959
    27th Dec 2017, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  18. Restoration of a Mahogany Victorian Gents Chair

    Started by auscab, 14th Dec 2017 10:49 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,116
    25th Dec 2017, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  19. renew wavy and crinkled veneer

    Started by David N, 12th Dec 2017 08:02 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 437
    23rd Dec 2017, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  20. Beard Watson wardrobe

    Started by Blackout, 23rd Dec 2017 08:04 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 281
    23rd Dec 2017, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  21. Chair plyboard base recovery

    Started by Blackout, 23rd Dec 2017 07:44 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 298
    23rd Dec 2017, 11:59 AM Go to last post
  22. How to remove paint splatter on stain

    Started by BobBrumby, 3rd Dec 2017 05:22 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 397
    14th Dec 2017, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  23. Timber etched pictures from 1988 need help please

    Started by Romana, 30th Nov 2017 05:57 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 535
    9th Dec 2017, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  24. Tasmanian oak desk - ex Army

    Started by Blackout, 12th Nov 2017 09:55 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 718
    27th Nov 2017, 10:54 PM Go to last post
  25. regluing veneer to a timber surface

    Started by David N, 7th Nov 2017 07:00 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 887
    23rd Nov 2017, 07:35 AM Go to last post
  26. Traditional Japanese restoration

    Started by elanjacobs, 22nd Nov 2017 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 289
    22nd Nov 2017, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  27. Kitchen cupboard reconditioning

    Started by Blackout, 18th Nov 2017 07:52 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 481
    19th Nov 2017, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  28. What sort of Finish? With Photos

    Started by yvan, 31st Oct 2017 07:34 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 642
    4th Nov 2017, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  29. What sort of Finish?

    Started by yvan, 29th Oct 2017 02:21 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 700
    3rd Nov 2017, 09:22 PM Go to last post

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