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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. To restore or not to restore?

    Started by ATSystems, 22nd May 2018 12:25 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd May 2018, 07:12 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 415
    22nd May 2018, 01:24 AM Go to last post
  2. Red cedar meat safe - farm shed find

    Started by Blackout, 20th May 2018 08:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 623
    21st May 2018, 09:44 PM Go to last post
  3. gripper catch ?

    Started by CgT, 1st May 2018 08:14 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 864
    21st May 2018, 04:36 PM Go to last post
  4. Question First time restoration - Silky Oak

    Started by Megan O, 5th May 2018 10:38 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,279
    20th May 2018, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  5. Upcycling to display cabinet/bookcase

    Started by Blackout, 11th May 2018 09:42 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,245
    19th May 2018, 07:28 AM Go to last post
  6. "Maheno" corner cabinet

    Started by Brianne163, 28th Apr 2018 02:14 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,013
    17th May 2018, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  7. A Lighthouse Keepers Cabinet

    Started by auscab, 6th May 2018 12:14 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,204
    8th May 2018, 07:39 PM Go to last post
  8. Silky oak side board rescue out of order

    Started by Blackout, 31st Mar 2018 06:53 AM
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    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 2,945
    29th Apr 2018, 09:52 PM Go to last post
  9. Appropriate Restoration

    Started by SkirlGHB, 29th Apr 2018 02:40 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    29th Apr 2018, 05:07 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,320
    28th Apr 2018, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  10. Talking Miners day bed needing sealing and repair

    Started by Blackout, 28th Apr 2018 06:43 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 676
    28th Apr 2018, 06:43 AM Go to last post
  11. Parker Project - Upholstery

    Started by unthanks, 26th Apr 2018 04:29 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 887
    27th Apr 2018, 02:46 PM Go to last post
  12. Bookcase secretaire in need of love

    Started by fletty, 24th Feb 2018 04:35 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 10,481
    14th Apr 2018, 10:51 AM Go to last post
  13. Square Head Nails

    Started by Chris Parks, 28th Feb 2018 11:22 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 6,655
    25th Mar 2018, 03:41 PM Go to last post
  14. What have I done?

    Started by Ozcee, 24th Feb 2018 06:32 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,332
    4th Mar 2018, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  15. Cabinet cornice; Replace or restore?

    Started by ATSystems, 15th Feb 2018 10:45 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    19th Feb 2018, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  16. Curved cabinet glass

    Started by Lappa, 22nd Jan 2018 05:04 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,913
    11th Feb 2018, 10:30 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,005
    5th Feb 2018, 07:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Sewing Machine Cabinet

    Started by Chris Parks, 4th Feb 2018 12:18 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 966
    4th Feb 2018, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  18. Red cedar table

    Started by Blackout, 27th Jan 2018 10:16 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 5,426
    2nd Feb 2018, 07:33 PM Go to last post
  19. Chess tilt table - Arts and Craft period?

    Started by Blackout, 27th Jan 2018 04:53 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,303
    27th Jan 2018, 04:53 PM Go to last post
  20. Old Cedar Box

    Started by double.d, 23rd Jan 2018 07:56 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,472
    26th Jan 2018, 10:27 AM Go to last post
  21. Uick way to strip metal chairs

    Started by Arron, 15th Jan 2018 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,340
    23rd Jan 2018, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  22. delaminating

    Started by marcos, 14th Jan 2018 07:25 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 966
    23rd Jan 2018, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  23. Old spirit levels

    Started by maxxsinner, 4th Jan 2018 04:18 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 920
    4th Jan 2018, 09:49 PM Go to last post
  24. Sideboard Silky Oak top on Maple base

    Started by Blackout, 31st Dec 2017 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 864
    4th Jan 2018, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  25. 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: 1,409
    3rd Jan 2018, 07:00 PM Go to last post
  26. Kauri Trunk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 25th Sep 2016 03:05 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 6,189
    1st Jan 2018, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  27. Nested silky oak table set

    Started by Blackout, 31st Dec 2017 10:21 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 458
    1st Jan 2018, 12:10 PM Go to last post

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