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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. I have a problem

    Started by scottbr, 18th May 2020 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    26th May 2020, 12:18 AM Go to last post
  2. Queensland outdoor bench seat

    Started by Blackout, 24th May 2020 07:44 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 78
    24th May 2020, 07:44 PM Go to last post
  3. Drawers silky oak

    Started by Blackout, 22nd May 2020 07:25 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 218
    23rd May 2020, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  4. Rosewood desk repairs

    Started by Blackout, 22nd May 2020 08:00 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 125
    22nd May 2020, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  5. Shed chairs to house chairs

    Started by Thumbthumper, 20th Apr 2020 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12th May 2020, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  6. First time restoration: Silky Oak occasional table

    Started by Catbird5, 10th Jul 2019 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,560
    12th May 2020, 03:20 PM Go to last post
  7. Black Bean timber finish?

    Started by Toby97, 10th May 2020 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11th May 2020, 10:57 PM Go to last post
  8. Stripping back dark stain on oak stools

    Started by KRF, 4th May 2020 03:38 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    6th May 2020, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  9. Cabinet

    Started by selectedgrub, 29th Mar 2020 12:49 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 676
    30th Apr 2020, 05:25 PM Go to last post
  10. Help matching blackwood wood finish

    Started by MickVan, 20th Apr 2020 12:17 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    20th Apr 2020, 12:17 PM Go to last post
  11. Decorative edge caulking on timber table

    Started by sawty, 14th Apr 2020 02:50 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Apr 2020, 01:57 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 416
    18th Apr 2020, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  12. Chinese tea table resurrection

    Started by fletty, 20th Mar 2020 09:54 AM
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    18th Apr 2020, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  13. Table top repair

    Started by Flintlock, 15th Apr 2020 11:28 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 218
    16th Apr 2020, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  14. Please help with advice for restoration

    Started by EverybodyHappy, 4th Apr 2020 06:22 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    9th Apr 2020, 01:21 PM Go to last post
  15. Another Mantle Clock

    Started by woodhutt, 14th Mar 2020 02:53 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 426
    14th Mar 2020, 02:53 AM Go to last post
  16. Restoring extending table veneer top

    Started by Coral1.7, 12th Mar 2020 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Mar 2020, 05:50 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 345
    12th Mar 2020, 02:30 PM Go to last post
  17. Mantle Clock restoration

    Started by woodhutt, 10th Mar 2020 09:04 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 297
    10th Mar 2020, 09:04 AM Go to last post
  18. 100 year old screen door restoration

    Started by oldfarmhouse, 27th Nov 2019 07:22 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 933
    5th Mar 2020, 09:58 PM Go to last post
  19. repair or replace veneer on gramophone?

    Started by jack620, 3rd Nov 2019 07:08 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    1st Mar 2020, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  20. Help! Is there a way to fix this?

    Started by dstama, 10th Dec 2019 07:29 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,109
    24th Feb 2020, 03:39 PM Go to last post
  21. How old is this nail?

    Started by bruceward51, 7th Jan 2020 02:57 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd Feb 2020, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  22. Repairing Cabriole leg chairs

    Started by eskimo, 19th Feb 2020 05:10 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 357
    19th Feb 2020, 05:10 PM Go to last post
  23. Darken Birch Gateleg Table

    Started by SadSam71, 10th Feb 2020 04:42 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 660
    18th Feb 2020, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  24. Cheap Grandfather Clock, Darken Wood & Wooden Veneer

    Started by SadSam71, 23rd Nov 2019 12:05 PM
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    • Replies: 89
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    10th Feb 2020, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  25. Huon Pine Coffee Table

    Started by sandybaysandy, 27th Jan 2020 06:59 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 707
    30th Jan 2020, 05:25 PM Go to last post
  26. Sewing table (not machine type)

    Started by Blackout, 26th Jan 2020 01:40 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    27th Jan 2020, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  27. Chatswood NSW

    Started by northface, 22nd Jan 2020 10:50 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 310
    22nd Jan 2020, 07:14 PM Go to last post
  28. Restoring old pine woodworking bench

    Started by Lee Riley, 16th Jan 2020 09:26 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 628
    17th Jan 2020, 04:45 PM Go to last post

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