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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. Aging Nickle Coated Screws

    Started by goodwoody, 23rd Oct 2013 06:23 PM
    aged, aging, appearance, chest, coated, coating, damien, groovers, match, nickel, nickle, remove, screws
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,015
    25th Oct 2013, 11:42 PM Go to last post
  2. Question Restoring antique style lamp

    Started by ykfc, 23rd Oct 2013 09:01 AM
    antique, basically, bit, bought, brass, brassho, called, causing, clean, dipping, dirts, dissembled, harm, kitchen, lamp, magnet, metal, people, polishing, ready, restoration, restored, restoring, solution, solvent, stayed, stuff, style, vintage, vintage ceiling lamp
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,274
    23rd Oct 2013, 09:01 AM Go to last post
  3. Banquet table

    Started by the_atom, 20th Oct 2013 12:49 PM
    3.4, banquet, clues, joinery, love, photos, pieces, possession, ray, restore, restoring, sell, table, timber, tip, top, wondering, worth
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,210
    21st Oct 2013, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  4. Restored book-ends

    Started by bassmansimon, 14th Oct 2013 01:16 PM
    afternoon, afternoons, book, book-ends, bookends, cracked, design, family, gidgee, grandfathers, house, late, mulga, nice, re-assembled, reminiscing, restored, simon, simplistic, times, workbench
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,034
    14th Oct 2013, 01:16 PM Go to last post
  5. Door mortise fill

    Started by phaser, 23rd Sep 2013 05:55 PM
    bottom, bought, deadlock, door, fill, fit, glue, intention, lock, mortise, narrow, occurred, panels, phaser, piece, poured, purpose, rectangle, solid, suddenly, suit, timber, top, vertical
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,599
    29th Sep 2013, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  6. Broken Leg on Sheraton Table

    Started by rbalse, 22nd Sep 2013 12:57 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    27th Sep 2013, 02:39 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,473
    12th Sep 2013, 12:17 AM Go to last post
  7. help need to restore chairs

    Started by tunnel, 5th Sep 2013 09:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Sep 2013, 10:55 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,153
    7th Sep 2013, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  8. Question Need advice with this table...

    Started by tea.drinker, 31st Aug 2013 09:14 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,327
    4th Sep 2013, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  9. Whisky stain on Pine coffee table.

    Started by hawkinob, 26th Aug 2013 11:08 AM
    bob, book, bought, burnt, coffee, colour, darkish, finish, forum, handbook, hours, natural, noticed, p.s, pine, polishers, pun, repair, shop, sociable, solution, stain, stained, stuff, table, top, trouble, twenty, whisky, white
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,692
    3rd Sep 2013, 05:59 PM Go to last post
  10. New top for old table

    Started by Timmymacca, 2nd Sep 2013 01:42 PM
    300mm, 900mm, extension, extensions, finish, flaking, giving, landfill, legs, legs/rails, light, macca, nice, opinion, pieces, ply, rails, remove, replace, sand, slide, solid, sort, spent, square, started, stuffed, table, timber, top
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 985
    3rd Sep 2013, 04:52 PM Go to last post
  11. Restoring Asian Dresser ! Help ! :o)

    Started by jonboysky, 3rd Sep 2013 05:53 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,282
    3rd Sep 2013, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  12. Cedar Duchess Combination Chest now restored

    Started by hap97, 10th Aug 2013 06:42 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Aug 2013, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  13. Restoring a red Cedar chest of drawers.

    Started by oscara, 24th Jul 2013 08:57 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
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    10th Aug 2013, 03:39 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,447
    10th Aug 2013, 03:02 PM Go to last post
  14. Chaise- Remove Legs/Reattaching Legs...for the legless

    Started by sogni, 16th Jul 2013 09:24 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,754
    24th Jul 2013, 09:18 PM Go to last post
  15. Wood Rot

    Started by would, 23rd Jul 2013 04:44 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 5,437
    23rd Jul 2013, 11:25 PM Go to last post
  16. Side table restoration

    Started by philster751, 22nd Jul 2013 06:30 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Jul 2013, 08:23 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,849
    21st Jul 2013, 06:52 PM Go to last post
  17. Question removing a lanolin finish

    Started by Tailsnz, 18th Jul 2013 06:19 PM
    cheers, easy, finish, forward, lanolin, refinish, removing, restoring, rimu, sand, strip, tayler, wainscot
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 958
    20th Jul 2013, 09:23 PM Go to last post
  18. Repurposing Carpenters Table - Advice needed

    Started by svselva, 8th Jul 2013 12:56 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Jul 2013, 11:14 PM Go to last post
  19. STRIPPING Window furniture

    Started by DaveTTC, 17th Jul 2013 10:42 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Jul 2013, 02:37 PM Go to last post
  20. Restorer (sp) needed

    Started by SAISAY, 8th Jul 2013 08:10 AM
    absolutely, apron, broken, button, carved, cleaned, depicts, fixed, hand, leg, lighter, love, needed, north, pocket, polished, qld, reliable, restorer, round, screwed, stain, stools, table, tia, timber, underneath, vigorously, wooden, worn
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,412
    8th Jul 2013, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  21. Help to a newbie: a art deco (?) vanity

    Started by MMG, 25th Jun 2013 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    25th Jun 2013, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  22. Restoring a parquet floor

    Started by Normanj, 25th Jun 2013 12:06 PM
    5x10m, alternating, belt-type, choice, couple, decent, edges, efficient, finish, floor, floors, grain, hand, hire, job, moderately, obvious, orbital, parquet, proved, question, real, remove, restore, restoring, round, sander, task, tiles, time-consuming
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,605
    25th Jun 2013, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  23. Restoration of inlaid boxes

    Started by Bessie, 24th Jun 2013 09:34 PM
    antique, boxes, inlaid, inlay, post, restoration, share, spot, wisdom
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 745
    24th Jun 2013, 09:34 PM Go to last post
  24. Lightbulb Old Work Bench Restoration

    Started by sogni, 5th May 2013 04:31 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,046
    18th Jun 2013, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  25. Identification Required

    Started by stevew, 1st Jun 2013 04:58 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,233
    2nd Jun 2013, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  26. Let's turn this into a chair

    Started by Thumbthumper, 15th May 2013 02:24 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 4,072
    25th May 2013, 09:57 PM Go to last post

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