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Forum: RESTORATION

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  1. Oak dining room table conundrum

    Started by Lappa, 22nd Nov 2019 12:31 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 356
    5th Dec 2019, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  2. 100 year old screen door restoration

    Started by oldfarmhouse, 27th Nov 2019 07:22 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 341
    5th Dec 2019, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  3. matching walnut colour with French polish

    Started by gda27, 7th Nov 2019 12:33 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 675
    4th Dec 2019, 07:46 PM Go to last post
  4. mid century coffee table Reno

    Started by mattocks, 1st Dec 2019 04:51 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 192
    2nd Dec 2019, 07:16 AM Go to last post
  5. Fixing Old Wooden Chairs

    Started by 62woollybugger, 30th Nov 2019 09:34 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 202
    1st Dec 2019, 02:25 PM Go to last post
  6. Cheap Grandfather Clock, Darken Wood & Wooden Veneer

    Started by sheeny71, 23rd Nov 2019 12:05 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 616
    26th Nov 2019, 11:33 PM Go to last post
  7. Bowed Table

    Started by bcun3015, 18th Nov 2019 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 370
    20th Nov 2019, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  8. Mid-century lounge repair

    Started by caillan, 11th Nov 2019 07:41 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 338
    11th Nov 2019, 11:07 PM Go to last post
  9. Polish Chinese Rosewood furniture.

    Started by Brigalow, 31st Oct 2019 06:23 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 409
    7th Nov 2019, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  10. repair or replace veneer on gramophone?

    Started by jack620, 3rd Nov 2019 07:08 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 469
    5th Nov 2019, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  11. Red cedar round table

    Started by Blackout, 22nd Aug 2019 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 812
    3rd Nov 2019, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  12. Secretary silky oak desk clean up

    Started by Blackout, 26th Oct 2019 10:53 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 420
    26th Oct 2019, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  13. Question Fixing a poor Balloon Back chair glue repair

    Started by Fuzzie, 23rd Oct 2019 04:52 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 463
    26th Oct 2019, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  14. Desk SO drop front legs for repair

    Started by Blackout, 12th Oct 2019 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 696
    15th Oct 2019, 05:05 AM Go to last post
  15. Old bevel mirrors new life idea

    Started by Blackout, 13th Oct 2019 07:55 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 622
    14th Oct 2019, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  16. Turtle shell inlay

    Started by surfguy, 14th Oct 2019 07:40 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 538
    14th Oct 2019, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  17. Kitchen cabinet small with leadlight

    Started by Blackout, 29th Aug 2019 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,205
    13th Oct 2019, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  18. Friesan Clock restoration

    Started by Lappa, 15th Apr 2019 06:03 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 4,009
    6th Oct 2019, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  19. Veranda coffee time table

    Started by Blackout, 28th Sep 2019 08:11 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 602
    28th Sep 2019, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  20. Filing cabinet 6 drawer

    Started by Blackout, 22nd Sep 2019 02:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 672
    22nd Sep 2019, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  21. Carved picture frame - early Australian

    Started by Blackout, 21st Sep 2019 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 587
    22nd Sep 2019, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  22. Sideboard Starkey and Christoe

    Started by Blackout, 16th Sep 2019 07:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 532
    21st Sep 2019, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  23. Valve Radio Box Restoration

    Started by GarciaJ, 4th Sep 2019 12:25 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 847
    8th Sep 2019, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  24. Upcycle old linen cupboard

    Started by Blackout, 7th Sep 2019 09:08 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 537
    8th Sep 2019, 04:09 AM Go to last post
  25. Barley twist table

    Started by Blackout, 7th Sep 2019 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 416
    7th Sep 2019, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  26. Side board mirror top recovery

    Started by Blackout, 17th Aug 2019 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 697
    7th Sep 2019, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  27. New Leadlight

    Started by Beardy, 31st Aug 2019 06:47 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 585
    31st Aug 2019, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  28. First time restoration: Silky Oak occasional table

    Started by Catbird5, 10th Jul 2019 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,378
    21st Aug 2019, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  29. De-silvered mirror question

    Started by Blackout, 17th Aug 2019 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 705
    17th Aug 2019, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  30. Filing cabinet drawer rod brass knurled heads hunt

    Started by Blackout, 11th Aug 2019 07:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 856
    13th Aug 2019, 05:45 AM Go to last post

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