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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. Help! Is there a way to fix this?

    Started by dstama, 10th Dec 2019 07:29 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 345
    13th Dec 2019, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  2. Door fix

    Started by SHIPPERS, 9th Dec 2019 09:37 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 137
    9th Dec 2019, 09:52 PM Go to last post
  3. Oak dining room table conundrum

    Started by Lappa, 22nd Nov 2019 12:31 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 444
    5th Dec 2019, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  4. 100 year old screen door restoration

    Started by oldfarmhouse, 27th Nov 2019 07:22 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 371
    5th Dec 2019, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  5. matching walnut colour with French polish

    Started by gda27, 7th Nov 2019 12:33 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 725
    4th Dec 2019, 07:46 PM Go to last post
  6. mid century coffee table Reno

    Started by mattocks, 1st Dec 2019 04:51 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 212
    2nd Dec 2019, 07:16 AM Go to last post
  7. Fixing Old Wooden Chairs

    Started by 62woollybugger, 30th Nov 2019 09:34 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 229
    1st Dec 2019, 02:25 PM Go to last post
  8. Cheap Grandfather Clock, Darken Wood & Wooden Veneer

    Started by sheeny71, 23rd Nov 2019 12:05 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 651
    26th Nov 2019, 11:33 PM Go to last post
  9. Bowed Table

    Started by bcun3015, 18th Nov 2019 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 384
    20th Nov 2019, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  10. Mid-century lounge repair

    Started by caillan, 11th Nov 2019 07:41 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 357
    11th Nov 2019, 11:07 PM Go to last post
  11. Polish Chinese Rosewood furniture.

    Started by Brigalow, 31st Oct 2019 06:23 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 427
    7th Nov 2019, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  12. repair or replace veneer on gramophone?

    Started by jack620, 3rd Nov 2019 07:08 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 487
    5th Nov 2019, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  13. Red cedar round table

    Started by Blackout, 22nd Aug 2019 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 830
    3rd Nov 2019, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  14. Secretary silky oak desk clean up

    Started by Blackout, 26th Oct 2019 10:53 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 439
    26th Oct 2019, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  15. Question Fixing a poor Balloon Back chair glue repair

    Started by Fuzzie, 23rd Oct 2019 04:52 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 486
    26th Oct 2019, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  16. Desk SO drop front legs for repair

    Started by Blackout, 12th Oct 2019 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 720
    15th Oct 2019, 05:05 AM Go to last post
  17. Old bevel mirrors new life idea

    Started by Blackout, 13th Oct 2019 07:55 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 641
    14th Oct 2019, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  18. Turtle shell inlay

    Started by surfguy, 14th Oct 2019 07:40 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 550
    14th Oct 2019, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  19. Kitchen cabinet small with leadlight

    Started by Blackout, 29th Aug 2019 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,231
    13th Oct 2019, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  20. Friesan Clock restoration

    Started by Lappa, 15th Apr 2019 06:03 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 4,047
    6th Oct 2019, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  21. Veranda coffee time table

    Started by Blackout, 28th Sep 2019 08:11 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 623
    28th Sep 2019, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  22. Filing cabinet 6 drawer

    Started by Blackout, 22nd Sep 2019 02:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 691
    22nd Sep 2019, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  23. Carved picture frame - early Australian

    Started by Blackout, 21st Sep 2019 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 607
    22nd Sep 2019, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  24. Sideboard Starkey and Christoe

    Started by Blackout, 16th Sep 2019 07:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 553
    21st Sep 2019, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  25. Valve Radio Box Restoration

    Started by GarciaJ, 4th Sep 2019 12:25 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 866
    8th Sep 2019, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  26. Upcycle old linen cupboard

    Started by Blackout, 7th Sep 2019 09:08 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 554
    8th Sep 2019, 04:09 AM Go to last post
  27. Barley twist table

    Started by Blackout, 7th Sep 2019 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 429
    7th Sep 2019, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  28. Side board mirror top recovery

    Started by Blackout, 17th Aug 2019 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 715
    7th Sep 2019, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  29. New Leadlight

    Started by Beardy, 31st Aug 2019 06:47 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 599
    31st Aug 2019, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  30. First time restoration: Silky Oak occasional table

    Started by Catbird5, 10th Jul 2019 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,401
    21st Aug 2019, 11:14 AM Go to last post

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