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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 side board rescue out of order

    Started by Blackout, 31st Mar 2018 06:53 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 19
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    19th Apr 2018, 03:17 PM Go to last post
  2. Bookcase secretaire in need of love

    Started by fletty, 24th Feb 2018 04:35 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 10,309
    14th Apr 2018, 10:51 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,160
    30th Mar 2018, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  3. Square Head Nails

    Started by Chris Parks, 28th Feb 2018 11:22 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 6,556
    25th Mar 2018, 03:41 PM Go to last post
  4. What have I done?

    Started by Ozcee, 24th Feb 2018 06:32 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,271
    4th Mar 2018, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  5. Cabinet cornice; Replace or restore?

    Started by ATSystems, 15th Feb 2018 10:45 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,211
    19th Feb 2018, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  6. Curved cabinet glass

    Started by Lappa, 22nd Jan 2018 05:04 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,844
    11th Feb 2018, 10:30 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 949
    5th Feb 2018, 07:13 PM Go to last post
  7. Sewing Machine Cabinet

    Started by Chris Parks, 4th Feb 2018 12:18 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 905
    4th Feb 2018, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  8. Red cedar table

    Started by Blackout, 27th Jan 2018 10:16 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 5,317
    2nd Feb 2018, 07:33 PM Go to last post
  9. Chess tilt table - Arts and Craft period?

    Started by Blackout, 27th Jan 2018 04:53 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,245
    27th Jan 2018, 04:53 PM Go to last post
  10. Old Cedar Box

    Started by double.d, 23rd Jan 2018 07:56 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,415
    26th Jan 2018, 10:27 AM Go to last post
  11. Uick way to strip metal chairs

    Started by Arron, 15th Jan 2018 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,278
    23rd Jan 2018, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  12. delaminating

    Started by marcos, 14th Jan 2018 07:25 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 912
    23rd Jan 2018, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  13. Old spirit levels

    Started by maxxsinner, 4th Jan 2018 04:18 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 862
    4th Jan 2018, 09:49 PM Go to last post
  14. Sideboard Silky Oak top on Maple base

    Started by Blackout, 31st Dec 2017 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 806
    4th Jan 2018, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  15. tightening up the back/seat joint of some chairs

    Started by LMHmedchem, 5th Dec 2017 03:52 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,291
    3rd Jan 2018, 07:00 PM Go to last post
  16. Kauri Trunk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 25th Sep 2016 03:05 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 5,954
    1st Jan 2018, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  17. Nested silky oak table set

    Started by Blackout, 31st Dec 2017 10:21 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 399
    1st Jan 2018, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  18. A Stamp!

    Started by auscab, 29th Dec 2017 05:00 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 778
    30th Dec 2017, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  19. 170yr old sideboard

    Started by Blackout, 23rd Dec 2017 09:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 559
    29th Dec 2017, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  20. Mahogany Extension Table Restoration

    Started by auscab, 26th Dec 2017 12:32 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 603
    27th Dec 2017, 09:23 PM Go to last post
  21. Restoring Victorian Platform Rocking Chair

    Started by saladonion, 30th Apr 2017 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,054
    27th Dec 2017, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  22. Restoration of a Mahogany Victorian Gents Chair

    Started by auscab, 14th Dec 2017 10:49 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,303
    25th Dec 2017, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  23. renew wavy and crinkled veneer

    Started by David N, 12th Dec 2017 08:02 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 533
    23rd Dec 2017, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  24. Beard Watson wardrobe

    Started by Blackout, 23rd Dec 2017 08:04 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 395
    23rd Dec 2017, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  25. Chair plyboard base recovery

    Started by Blackout, 23rd Dec 2017 07:44 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 419
    23rd Dec 2017, 11:59 AM Go to last post
  26. How to remove paint splatter on stain

    Started by BobBrumby, 3rd Dec 2017 05:22 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 506
    14th Dec 2017, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  27. Timber etched pictures from 1988 need help please

    Started by Romana, 30th Nov 2017 05:57 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 653
    9th Dec 2017, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  28. Tasmanian oak desk - ex Army

    Started by Blackout, 12th Nov 2017 09:55 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 848
    27th Nov 2017, 10:54 PM Go to last post

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