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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. 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: 4,327
    19th Jul 2017, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  2. Old Chair Needs Restoring

    Started by sheeny71, 10th Jul 2017 05:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 687
    14th Jul 2017, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  3. Repairing damaged chair carvings

    Started by dadovfor, 27th Jun 2017 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 852
    29th Jun 2017, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  4. Culburra Beeswax Furniture Polish

    Started by Repete, 14th Jun 2017 05:13 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 964
    25th Jun 2017, 06:01 PM Go to last post
  5. Restoration of the CD Rack

    Started by Gprp, 19th Jun 2017 01:13 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 168
    19th Jun 2017, 01:13 AM Go to last post
  6. Huon Pine Dining Table restoration

    Started by Jewels, 5th May 2017 04:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 501
    18th Jun 2017, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  7. More Queensland windows

    Started by fletty, 29th Aug 2016 05:56 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,488
    30th May 2017, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  8. Mirror Backing Paint

    Started by Repete, 27th May 2017 05:10 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 442
    28th May 2017, 10:01 PM Go to last post
  9. Restoring Victorian Platform Rocking Chair

    Started by saladonion, 30th Apr 2017 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 503
    6th May 2017, 07:28 AM Go to last post
  10. Gumtree cabinet, some water damage

    Started by vidiot, 29th Apr 2017 11:59 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 490
    2nd May 2017, 11:07 PM Go to last post
  11. One Before The Landfill

    Started by Christos, 26th Apr 2017 06:51 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 680
    29th Apr 2017, 05:53 PM Go to last post
  12. 6 drawer dresser

    Started by fletty, 8th Feb 2017 04:33 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,338
    25th Apr 2017, 08:43 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 400
    25th Apr 2017, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  13. Cleaning antique mahogany dresser

    Started by Gold Coaster, 21st Apr 2017 04:26 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 477
    22nd Apr 2017, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  14. Leadlight repair

    Started by fletty, 13th Aug 2016 10:45 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,434
    7th Apr 2017, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  15. How to restore a veneered table top.

    Started by Zaphod, 12th Mar 2017 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,096
    13th Mar 2017, 07:32 PM Go to last post
  16. Angry Japanning Black how to restore 1870s cabinet

    Started by MarkCoffs, 2nd Mar 2017 05:00 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,502
    6th Mar 2017, 10:51 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,036
    25th Feb 2017, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  17. Restoring Antique Leadlight Cabinet

    Started by hobbiest, 17th Feb 2017 01:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 965
    22nd Feb 2017, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  18. Old dining chairs

    Started by andrew29, 4th Sep 2016 12:03 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,473
    31st Jan 2017, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  19. Restoring a spinning wheel

    Started by Allan at Wallan, 15th Nov 2016 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,025
    14th Jan 2017, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  20. school windows

    Started by gdf26562, 6th Jan 2017 04:09 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 694
    10th Jan 2017, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  21. I have had a table top disaster

    Started by scottbr, 5th Jan 2017 11:25 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 748
    10th Jan 2017, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  22. Restoring antique fishing reel

    Started by grevilleavic, 8th Jan 2017 07:07 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 403
    9th Jan 2017, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  23. Camera restoration

    Started by mikl, 26th Aug 2016 08:51 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 4,628
    26th Dec 2016, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  24. Restoring a tea cart

    Started by DonIncognito, 21st Dec 2016 01:58 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 450
    21st Dec 2016, 01:58 PM Go to last post
  25. Smile Tung Oil

    Started by Maureen P, 8th Dec 2016 03:41 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 717
    13th Dec 2016, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  26. Kauri Trunk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 25th Sep 2016 03:05 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,095
    2nd Nov 2016, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  27. art nouveau oval blackwood dining table

    Started by wood spirit, 3rd Oct 2016 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 585
    5th Oct 2016, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  28. Trim, trim and more trim

    Started by skmelvin, 3rd Oct 2016 01:32 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 420
    3rd Oct 2016, 03:15 PM Go to last post

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