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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. Restoration of a Mahogany Victorian Gents Chair

    Started by auscab, 14th Dec 2017 10:49 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 175
    16th Dec 2017, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  2. How to remove paint splatter on stain

    Started by BobBrumby, 3rd Dec 2017 05:22 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 243
    14th Dec 2017, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  3. tightening up the back/seat joint of some chairs

    Started by LMHmedchem, 5th Dec 2017 03:52 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 458
    14th Dec 2017, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  4. renew wavy and crinkled veneer

    Started by David N, 12th Dec 2017 08:02 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 182
    14th Dec 2017, 07:27 AM Go to last post
  5. Timber etched pictures from 1988 need help please

    Started by Romana, 30th Nov 2017 05:57 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 378
    9th Dec 2017, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  6. Tasmanian oak desk - ex Army

    Started by Blackout, 12th Nov 2017 09:55 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 557
    27th Nov 2017, 10:54 PM Go to last post
  7. regluing veneer to a timber surface

    Started by David N, 7th Nov 2017 07:00 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 718
    23rd Nov 2017, 07:35 AM Go to last post
  8. Traditional Japanese restoration

    Started by elanjacobs, 22nd Nov 2017 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 156
    22nd Nov 2017, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  9. Kitchen cupboard reconditioning

    Started by Blackout, 18th Nov 2017 07:52 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 336
    19th Nov 2017, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  10. Kauri Trunk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 25th Sep 2016 03:05 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 4,322
    13th Nov 2017, 10:06 AM Go to last post
  11. What sort of Finish? With Photos

    Started by yvan, 31st Oct 2017 07:34 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 489
    4th Nov 2017, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  12. What sort of Finish?

    Started by yvan, 29th Oct 2017 02:21 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 553
    3rd Nov 2017, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  13. Silky oak reclining chair repair, New please be gentle

    Started by BobBrumby, 2nd Oct 2017 04:48 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,422
    22nd Oct 2017, 06:45 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 437
    21st Oct 2017, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  14. Silky oak wardrobe to become bookcase

    Started by Blackout, 4th Oct 2017 04:09 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 589
    21st Oct 2017, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  15. Swivel chair

    Started by chowcini, 19th Oct 2017 06:15 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 235
    20th Oct 2017, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  16. ANOTHER antique chair repair!

    Started by fletty, 9th Aug 2017 10:27 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 3,111
    2nd Oct 2017, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  17. Sideboard rescue

    Started by Blackout, 21st Sep 2017 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 497
    22nd Sep 2017, 07:32 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 429
    22nd Sep 2017, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  18. Pedestal cedar desk restoration

    Started by wouldnot, 19th Sep 2017 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 411
    21st Sep 2017, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  19. Technique to flatten warped table tops

    Started by Xanthorrhoeas, 3rd Jul 2016 07:02 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,815
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  20. Wicker chair, more a repair?

    Started by fletty, 26th Jul 2016 07:25 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 2,905
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:18 PM Go to last post
  21. what is this timber

    Started by hughie, 10th Sep 2016 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,396
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  22. Help with identifying mid century chest of drawers

    Started by Jaymac, 1st Oct 2016 01:14 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 956
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  23. art nouveau oval blackwood dining table

    Started by wood spirit, 3rd Oct 2016 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,024
    22nd Jul 2017, 06:51 PM Go to last post
  24. One Before The Landfill

    Started by Christos, 26th Apr 2017 06:51 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,176
    22nd Jul 2017, 06:16 PM Go to last post
  25. Gumtree cabinet, some water damage

    Started by vidiot, 29th Apr 2017 11:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 785
    22nd Jul 2017, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  26. Repair 107 year old sash cord

    Started by graham.murfett, 3rd May 2017 07:24 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 5,170
    19th Jul 2017, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  27. Old Chair Needs Restoring

    Started by sheeny71, 10th Jul 2017 05:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,146
    14th Jul 2017, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  28. Repairing damaged chair carvings

    Started by dadovfor, 27th Jun 2017 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,245
    29th Jun 2017, 06:58 PM Go to last post

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