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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. 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: 1,095
    22nd Oct 2017, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  2. Kauri Trunk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 25th Sep 2016 03:05 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 2,841
    21st Oct 2017, 08:20 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 266
    21st Oct 2017, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  3. Silky oak wardrobe to become bookcase

    Started by Blackout, 4th Oct 2017 04:09 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 437
    21st Oct 2017, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  4. Swivel chair

    Started by chowcini, 19th Oct 2017 06:15 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 117
    20th Oct 2017, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  5. ANOTHER antique chair repair!

    Started by fletty, 9th Aug 2017 10:27 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,927
    2nd Oct 2017, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Sideboard rescue

    Started by Blackout, 21st Sep 2017 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 394
    22nd Sep 2017, 07:32 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 309
    22nd Sep 2017, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  7. Pedestal cedar desk restoration

    Started by wouldnot, 19th Sep 2017 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 289
    21st Sep 2017, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  8. Technique to flatten warped table tops

    Started by Xanthorrhoeas, 3rd Jul 2016 07:02 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,643
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  9. Wicker chair, more a repair?

    Started by fletty, 26th Jul 2016 07:25 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 2,602
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:18 PM Go to last post
  10. what is this timber

    Started by hughie, 10th Sep 2016 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,249
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  11. Help with identifying mid century chest of drawers

    Started by Jaymac, 1st Oct 2016 01:14 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 790
    22nd Jul 2017, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  12. art nouveau oval blackwood dining table

    Started by wood spirit, 3rd Oct 2016 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 864
    22nd Jul 2017, 06:51 PM Go to last post
  13. One Before The Landfill

    Started by Christos, 26th Apr 2017 06:51 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 997
    22nd Jul 2017, 06:16 PM Go to last post
  14. Gumtree cabinet, some water damage

    Started by vidiot, 29th Apr 2017 11:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 680
    22nd Jul 2017, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  15. 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: 4,880
    19th Jul 2017, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  16. Old Chair Needs Restoring

    Started by sheeny71, 10th Jul 2017 05:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 982
    14th Jul 2017, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  17. Repairing damaged chair carvings

    Started by dadovfor, 27th Jun 2017 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,092
    29th Jun 2017, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  18. Culburra Beeswax Furniture Polish

    Started by Repete, 14th Jun 2017 05:13 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,208
    25th Jun 2017, 06:01 PM Go to last post
  19. Restoration of the CD Rack

    Started by Gprp, 19th Jun 2017 01:13 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 398
    19th Jun 2017, 01:13 AM Go to last post
  20. Huon Pine Dining Table restoration

    Started by Jewels, 5th May 2017 04:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 650
    18th Jun 2017, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  21. More Queensland windows

    Started by fletty, 29th Aug 2016 05:56 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,861
    30th May 2017, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  22. Mirror Backing Paint

    Started by Repete, 27th May 2017 05:10 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 680
    28th May 2017, 10:01 PM Go to last post
  23. Restoring Victorian Platform Rocking Chair

    Started by saladonion, 30th Apr 2017 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 638
    6th May 2017, 07:28 AM Go to last post
  24. 6 drawer dresser

    Started by fletty, 8th Feb 2017 04:33 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,560
    25th Apr 2017, 08:43 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 520
    25th Apr 2017, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  25. Cleaning antique mahogany dresser

    Started by Gold Coaster, 21st Apr 2017 04:26 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 621
    22nd Apr 2017, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  26. Leadlight repair

    Started by fletty, 13th Aug 2016 10:45 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,769
    7th Apr 2017, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  27. How to restore a veneered table top.

    Started by Zaphod, 12th Mar 2017 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,227
    13th Mar 2017, 07:32 PM Go to last post

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