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  1. Antique buffet needs new backing board

    Started by susandocurtis, 10th November 2020 10:05 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,747
    7th December 2020, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  2. Chair restoration advice

    Started by Beardy, 11th October 2020 09:14 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 821
    2nd December 2020, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  3. Old drawers 1800's?

    Started by Blackout, 20th November 2020 08:43 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 790
    29th November 2020, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  4. Bedside table? Small cabinet?

    Started by Charpentier, 28th November 2020 06:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 562
    29th November 2020, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  5. Antique red cedar drawers

    Started by Blackout, 13th November 2020 08:48 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 635
    14th November 2020, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  6. Restoring antique dresser advice please

    Started by susandocurtis, 10th July 2020 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 981
    10th November 2020, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  7. Drop front English Oak desk

    Started by Blackout, 8th November 2020 11:14 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 478
    8th November 2020, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  8. Church pew

    Started by Crunchie, 8th August 2020 11:49 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,603
    13th October 2020, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  9. My first ever project with a piece of furniture...

    Started by Charpentier, 11th September 2020 12:12 PM
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,235
    8th October 2020, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  10. 1956 Dining table

    Started by Dsut, 29th September 2020 02:05 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,144
    5th October 2020, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  11. Singer sewing table

    Started by bueller, 22nd September 2020 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,221
    28th September 2020, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  12. Interesting old desk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 15th July 2020 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,351
    10th September 2020, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  13. How to brass plate steel

    Started by Dengue, 26th August 2020 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,269
    29th August 2020, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  14. Gate leg table from Victoria - Mahogany?

    Started by Blackout, 5th July 2020 06:08 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,562
    9th August 2020, 08:54 PM Go to last post
  15. Silky oak drawers recovery and repair

    Started by Blackout, 25th July 2020 04:05 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 756
    31st July 2020, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  16. Wind up gramaphone with silky oak cabinet

    Started by Blackout, 26th July 2020 01:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 792
    27th July 2020, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  17. Kitchen cupboard

    Started by Blackout, 19th July 2020 09:28 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,007
    25th July 2020, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  18. Trialing Evapo-Rust and Inox Lanox for metal recovery and protection

    Started by Blackout, 22nd June 2020 06:45 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,794
    23rd July 2020, 09:56 AM Go to last post
  19. Old(ish) dining chair restoration questions

    Started by sfGnome, 18th July 2020 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 591
    22nd July 2020, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  20. Vinegar/Water Stuff-Up... tips for cleaning?

    Started by dbyr92, 5th July 2020 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 524
    5th July 2020, 10:52 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 735
    3rd July 2020, 11:21 PM Go to last post
  21. remove enamel paint on French polished side table

    Started by Clinton1, 24th June 2020 08:53 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    24th June 2020, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  22. Queensland outdoor bench seat

    Started by Blackout, 24th May 2020 07:44 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 882
    17th June 2020, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  23. How to Rescue and Re-Use Some Old Timber

    Started by Chris Parks, 14th June 2020 04:11 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 984
    15th June 2020, 04:58 PM Go to last post
  24. Cabinet

    Started by selectedgrub, 29th March 2020 12:49 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,424
    13th June 2020, 10:28 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 590
    10th June 2020, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  25. Antique coffee table restoration advice

    Started by SydSam, 9th June 2020 12:07 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 621
    10th June 2020, 12:05 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 621
    31st May 2020, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  26. Large filing cabinet recovery

    Started by Blackout, 28th May 2020 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 600
    28th May 2020, 01:43 PM Go to last post
  27. Lightbulb Hatchet Restoration

    Started by NolanF, 27th May 2020 06:42 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 615
    27th May 2020, 09:59 PM Go to last post

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