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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.

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  1. Chair silky oak

    Started by Blackout, 17th Jun 2018 08:03 AM
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    18th Jun 2018, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  2. A bit of raw restoration humour

    Started by Blackout, 17th Jun 2018 07:44 AM
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  3. Sideboard Silky Oak top on Maple base

    Started by Blackout, 31st Dec 2017 10:31 AM
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  4. Red cedar chest

    Started by Blackout, 2nd Jun 2018 10:05 PM
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  5. Glass on top of shellac finish?

    Started by Blackout, 8th Jun 2018 10:44 PM
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    9th Jun 2018, 10:34 PM Go to last post
  6. Hall table brass need cleaning and protection

    Started by Blackout, 8th Jun 2018 10:22 PM
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  7. Tilt table leg repair

    Started by Blackout, 24th May 2018 05:37 PM
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  8. It's copper but what?

    Started by Blackout, 2nd Jun 2018 10:14 PM
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    8th Jun 2018, 10:02 PM Go to last post
  9. A Lighthouse Keepers Cabinet

    Started by auscab, 6th May 2018 12:14 PM
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  10. Red cedar meat safe - farm shed find

    Started by Blackout, 20th May 2018 08:34 PM
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  11. Red cedar table

    Started by Blackout, 27th Jan 2018 10:16 AM
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  12. Question First time restoration - Silky Oak

    Started by Megan O, 5th May 2018 10:38 AM
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  13. Restoration with a difference.

    Started by Dorno, 28th May 2018 08:45 PM
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  14. To restore or not to restore?

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  15. gripper catch ?

    Started by CgT, 1st May 2018 08:14 PM
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    21st May 2018, 04:36 PM Go to last post
  16. Upcycling to display cabinet/bookcase

    Started by Blackout, 11th May 2018 09:42 AM
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    19th May 2018, 07:28 AM Go to last post
  17. "Maheno" corner cabinet

    Started by Brianne163, 28th Apr 2018 02:14 PM
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  18. Silky oak side board rescue out of order

    Started by Blackout, 31st Mar 2018 06:53 AM
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  19. Appropriate Restoration

    Started by SkirlGHB, 29th Apr 2018 02:40 AM
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  20. Talking Miners day bed needing sealing and repair

    Started by Blackout, 28th Apr 2018 06:43 AM
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  21. Parker Project - Upholstery

    Started by unthanks, 26th Apr 2018 04:29 PM
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    27th Apr 2018, 02:46 PM Go to last post
  22. Bookcase secretaire in need of love

    Started by fletty, 24th Feb 2018 04:35 PM
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    14th Apr 2018, 10:51 AM Go to last post
  23. Square Head Nails

    Started by Chris Parks, 28th Feb 2018 11:22 AM
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  24. What have I done?

    Started by Ozcee, 24th Feb 2018 06:32 PM
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  25. Cabinet cornice; Replace or restore?

    Started by ATSystems, 15th Feb 2018 10:45 PM
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