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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. ANOTHER antique chair repair!

    Started by fletty, 9th Aug 2017 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,186
    25th Sep 2017, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  2. Sideboard rescue

    Started by Blackout, 21st Sep 2017 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 304
    22nd Sep 2017, 07:32 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 237
    22nd Sep 2017, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  3. Pedestal cedar desk restoration

    Started by wouldnot, 19th Sep 2017 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 232
    21st Sep 2017, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  4. Technique to flatten warped table tops

    Started by Xanthorrhoeas, 3rd Jul 2016 07:02 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,506
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  5. Wicker chair, more a repair?

    Started by fletty, 26th Jul 2016 07:25 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 2,452
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:18 PM Go to last post
  6. what is this timber

    Started by hughie, 10th Sep 2016 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,180
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  7. Help with identifying mid century chest of drawers

    Started by Jaymac, 1st Oct 2016 01:14 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 715
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  8. art nouveau oval blackwood dining table

    Started by wood spirit, 3rd Oct 2016 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 790
    22nd Jul 2017, 06:51 PM Go to last post
  9. One Before The Landfill

    Started by Christos, 26th Apr 2017 06:51 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 918
    22nd Jul 2017, 06:16 PM Go to last post
  10. Gumtree cabinet, some water damage

    Started by vidiot, 29th Apr 2017 11:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 638
    22nd Jul 2017, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  11. 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: 4,740
    19th Jul 2017, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  12. Old Chair Needs Restoring

    Started by sheeny71, 10th Jul 2017 05:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 890
    14th Jul 2017, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  13. Repairing damaged chair carvings

    Started by dadovfor, 27th Jun 2017 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,021
    29th Jun 2017, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  14. Culburra Beeswax Furniture Polish

    Started by Repete, 14th Jun 2017 05:13 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,131
    25th Jun 2017, 06:01 PM Go to last post
  15. Restoration of the CD Rack

    Started by Gprp, 19th Jun 2017 01:13 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 325
    19th Jun 2017, 01:13 AM Go to last post
  16. Huon Pine Dining Table restoration

    Started by Jewels, 5th May 2017 04:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 603
    18th Jun 2017, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  17. More Queensland windows

    Started by fletty, 29th Aug 2016 05:56 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,746
    30th May 2017, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  18. Mirror Backing Paint

    Started by Repete, 27th May 2017 05:10 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 605
    28th May 2017, 10:01 PM Go to last post
  19. Restoring Victorian Platform Rocking Chair

    Started by saladonion, 30th Apr 2017 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 597
    6th May 2017, 07:28 AM Go to last post
  20. 6 drawer dresser

    Started by fletty, 8th Feb 2017 04:33 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,499
    25th Apr 2017, 08:43 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 482
    25th Apr 2017, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  21. Cleaning antique mahogany dresser

    Started by Gold Coaster, 21st Apr 2017 04:26 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 580
    22nd Apr 2017, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  22. Leadlight repair

    Started by fletty, 13th Aug 2016 10:45 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,679
    7th Apr 2017, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  23. How to restore a veneered table top.

    Started by Zaphod, 12th Mar 2017 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,187
    13th Mar 2017, 07:32 PM Go to last post
  24. Angry Japanning Black how to restore 1870s cabinet

    Started by MarkCoffs, 2nd Mar 2017 05:00 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,617
    6th Mar 2017, 10:51 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,188
    25th Feb 2017, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  25. Restoring Antique Leadlight Cabinet

    Started by hobbiest, 17th Feb 2017 01:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,116
    22nd Feb 2017, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  26. Old dining chairs

    Started by andrew29, 4th Sep 2016 12:03 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,631
    31st Jan 2017, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  27. Restoring a spinning wheel

    Started by Allan at Wallan, 15th Nov 2016 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,186
    14th Jan 2017, 03:56 PM Go to last post

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