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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. delaminating

    Started by marcos, 14th Jan 2018 07:25 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 527
    19th Jan 2018, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  2. Uick way to strip metal chairs

    Started by Arron, 15th Jan 2018 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,008
    19th Jan 2018, 07:04 AM Go to last post
  3. Old spirit levels

    Started by maxxsinner, 4th Jan 2018 04:18 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 674
    4th Jan 2018, 09:49 PM Go to last post
  4. Sideboard Silky Oak top on Maple base

    Started by Blackout, 31st Dec 2017 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 611
    4th Jan 2018, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  5. 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: 872
    3rd Jan 2018, 07:00 PM Go to last post
  6. Kauri Trunk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 25th Sep 2016 03:05 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 5,266
    1st Jan 2018, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  7. Nested silky oak table set

    Started by Blackout, 31st Dec 2017 10:21 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 235
    1st Jan 2018, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  8. A Stamp!

    Started by auscab, 29th Dec 2017 05:00 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 522
    30th Dec 2017, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  9. 170yr old sideboard

    Started by Blackout, 23rd Dec 2017 09:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 395
    29th Dec 2017, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  10. Mahogany Extension Table Restoration

    Started by auscab, 26th Dec 2017 12:32 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 399
    27th Dec 2017, 09:23 PM Go to last post
  11. Restoring Victorian Platform Rocking Chair

    Started by saladonion, 30th Apr 2017 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 907
    27th Dec 2017, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  12. Restoration of a Mahogany Victorian Gents Chair

    Started by auscab, 14th Dec 2017 10:49 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,012
    25th Dec 2017, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  13. renew wavy and crinkled veneer

    Started by David N, 12th Dec 2017 08:02 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 382
    23rd Dec 2017, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  14. Beard Watson wardrobe

    Started by Blackout, 23rd Dec 2017 08:04 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 224
    23rd Dec 2017, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  15. Chair plyboard base recovery

    Started by Blackout, 23rd Dec 2017 07:44 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 238
    23rd Dec 2017, 11:59 AM Go to last post
  16. How to remove paint splatter on stain

    Started by BobBrumby, 3rd Dec 2017 05:22 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 342
    14th Dec 2017, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  17. Timber etched pictures from 1988 need help please

    Started by Romana, 30th Nov 2017 05:57 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 474
    9th Dec 2017, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  18. Tasmanian oak desk - ex Army

    Started by Blackout, 12th Nov 2017 09:55 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 648
    27th Nov 2017, 10:54 PM Go to last post
  19. regluing veneer to a timber surface

    Started by David N, 7th Nov 2017 07:00 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 829
    23rd Nov 2017, 07:35 AM Go to last post
  20. Traditional Japanese restoration

    Started by elanjacobs, 22nd Nov 2017 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 240
    22nd Nov 2017, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  21. Kitchen cupboard reconditioning

    Started by Blackout, 18th Nov 2017 07:52 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 427
    19th Nov 2017, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  22. What sort of Finish? With Photos

    Started by yvan, 31st Oct 2017 07:34 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 583
    4th Nov 2017, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  23. What sort of Finish?

    Started by yvan, 29th Oct 2017 02:21 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 641
    3rd Nov 2017, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  24. Silky oak reclining chair repair, New please be gentle

    Started by BobBrumby, 2nd Oct 2017 04:48 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,563
    22nd Oct 2017, 06:45 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 520
    21st Oct 2017, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  25. Silky oak wardrobe to become bookcase

    Started by Blackout, 4th Oct 2017 04:09 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 690
    21st Oct 2017, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  26. Swivel chair

    Started by chowcini, 19th Oct 2017 06:15 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 294
    20th Oct 2017, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  27. ANOTHER antique chair repair!

    Started by fletty, 9th Aug 2017 10:27 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 3,234
    2nd Oct 2017, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  28. Sideboard rescue

    Started by Blackout, 21st Sep 2017 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 566
    22nd Sep 2017, 07:32 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 510
    22nd Sep 2017, 04:41 PM Go to last post

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