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  1. Cracked Standing Lamp Base

    Started by kahlua_khan, 15th November 2021 06:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 244
    15th November 2021, 08:42 PM Go to last post
  2. Mid century chairs - what's the finish?

    Started by a_bit_rough, 15th November 2021 05:47 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 78
    15th November 2021, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  3. Cactus Juiice

    Started by Mervyn Mitchell, 12th November 2021 12:01 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 131
    12th November 2021, 12:01 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 702
    7th November 2021, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  4. Parker mid century chair screws

    Started by GrahamK, 30th October 2021 01:41 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 322
    1st November 2021, 05:57 AM Go to last post
  5. Paper filing wooden drawers

    Started by Blackout, 4th October 2021 11:24 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 561
    24th October 2021, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  6. Oak Dining Table

    Started by woodhutt, 2nd September 2021 02:22 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 342
    13th October 2021, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  7. Door repair

    Started by Pappy, 7th October 2021 10:40 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 284
    9th October 2021, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  8. Wooden Metronome Restoration

    Started by ChPLAT, 28th September 2021 01:51 PM
    metronome, restoration, shellac
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 251
    30th September 2021, 09:59 PM Go to last post
  9. pork fat stain removal

    Started by Shedhand, 27th September 2021 01:11 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 183
    27th September 2021, 07:22 PM Go to last post
  10. Red face 5 drawer cedar desk restoration

    Started by G Mack, 10th June 2021 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 496
    10th September 2021, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  11. Advice on finish lifted from spilled water

    Started by halminator, 22nd August 2021 02:54 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 314
    4th September 2021, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  12. Restoring Stanley tote and knob

    Started by chekkers, 29th August 2021 07:28 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 78
    29th August 2021, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  13. work bench protection

    Started by scott71, 12th January 2021 08:37 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 646
    16th August 2021, 01:39 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 462
    13th August 2021, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  14. Glue used in 1880's window sashes

    Started by lostwax, 31st July 2021 12:08 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 333
    2nd August 2021, 12:22 PM Go to last post
  15. Mixing stains with tung oil?

    Started by DrRob, 23rd July 2021 11:55 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 342
    26th July 2021, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  16. Upcycle/restore vanity

    Started by jillwood, 22nd July 2021 11:22 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 122
    22nd July 2021, 07:40 PM Go to last post
  17. Horologist Please!!

    Started by Simplicity, 14th July 2021 08:36 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 446
    20th July 2021, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  18. Edwardian couch suite restoration

    Started by bronte049, 19th July 2021 04:04 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 283
    20th July 2021, 02:00 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 354
    6th July 2021, 10:44 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 392
    26th June 2021, 08:12 AM Go to last post
  19. Question Was glue Really Really expensive

    Started by russ57, 8th June 2021 12:51 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 591
    12th June 2021, 01:06 AM Go to last post
  20. Question Bedhead repair

    Started by AnnaG, 29th May 2021 02:03 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 430
    30th May 2021, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  21. Veneer wrinkled

    Started by Shootrj2003, 23rd February 2021 03:31 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 427
    19th May 2021, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  22. Recycling to make 3 x 2 desk

    Started by Blackout, 3rd May 2021 06:10 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 276
    6th May 2021, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  23. Yet another Cedar chair

    Started by Thumbthumper, 7th April 2021 04:35 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 406
    19th April 2021, 09:08 PM Go to last post
  24. Dining room jarrah table crack

    Started by headshot10, 16th April 2021 04:36 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 355
    18th April 2021, 06:52 PM Go to last post
  25. Roll top desk restoration

    Started by Shedhand, 6th April 2021 11:08 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 580
    10th April 2021, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  26. Cedar hall table

    Started by Thumbthumper, 7th April 2021 04:07 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 149
    7th April 2021, 04:07 PM Go to last post

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