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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. Restoring a confessional booth.

    Started by dingolingo, 31st January 2023 12:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 289
    1st February 2023, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  2. How does acetone effect patina?

    Started by greeno1645, 27th January 2023 01:26 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 199
    28th January 2023, 08:22 AM Go to last post
  3. Advice for Antique Rocking Horse Mane Removal.

    Started by dyl, 27th January 2023 07:19 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 68
    28th January 2023, 08:08 AM Go to last post
  4. Palisander table - one part is lighter than the rest

    Started by malteekj, 27th January 2023 07:17 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 136
    28th January 2023, 12:03 AM Go to last post
  5. Camphor sea chest

    Started by Tonyz, 11th January 2023 09:18 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 410
    11th January 2023, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  6. Kalmar table

    Started by Thewife, 29th December 2022 09:17 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 289
    29th December 2022, 08:00 PM Go to last post
  7. newbie with old oak dining table...

    Started by helend, 25th November 2022 04:59 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 522
    27th November 2022, 05:39 PM Go to last post
  8. can you use high grain alcohol to mix with shellac flakes?

    Started by acadnut, 2nd November 2022 12:54 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 297
    25th November 2022, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  9. Nice Old Clock story .

    Started by auscab, 20th November 2022 08:51 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 165
    20th November 2022, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  10. New sassafras hall table top

    Started by Swifty, 15th November 2022 02:11 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 301
    16th November 2022, 07:55 AM Go to last post
  11. Wood filler for pergola restoration

    Started by Jekkil, 11th November 2022 09:03 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 419
    11th November 2022, 05:34 PM Go to last post
  12. Cheap Grandfather Clock, Darken Wood & Wooden Veneer

    Started by EagerBeaver71, 23rd November 2019 12:05 PM
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    • Replies: 100
    • Views: 6,572
    26th October 2022, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  13. Family antique - Writing slope

    Started by Lyle, 12th October 2022 02:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 566
    14th October 2022, 03:51 PM Go to last post
  14. Victorian? Walnut? Secretaire Bookcase

    Started by Mithrandir, 2nd October 2022 10:11 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 512
    4th October 2022, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  15. Teak sideboard - what have I done wrong? Please help

    Started by voteforpedro, 15th September 2022 08:01 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 440
    17th September 2022, 10:37 PM Go to last post
  16. First wardrobe restoration project (amateur) - advice wanted!

    Started by Vic Boma, 3rd September 2022 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 235
    3rd September 2022, 10:52 PM Go to last post
  17. Vise restoration filler

    Started by BEM, 12th August 2022 03:56 PM
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 825
    3rd September 2022, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  18. Stripping 2 pack doors

    Started by PaulJacobs, 26th August 2022 07:49 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 253
    27th August 2022, 02:46 AM Go to last post
  19. removing gloss from dining table.

    Started by Tonyz, 24th August 2022 09:25 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 310
    26th August 2022, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  20. 1970s Norwegian teak coffee table

    Started by Purfler, 19th August 2022 11:34 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 306
    21st August 2022, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  21. Restoring a Wooton desk - shellac and stains

    Started by surfdabbler, 2nd February 2022 11:51 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,382
    4th August 2022, 09:15 PM Go to last post
  22. dining table project

    Started by Tonyz, 18th July 2022 10:50 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 520
    23rd July 2022, 02:40 PM Go to last post
  23. Butchers block restoration

    Started by cambo811, 3rd July 2022 11:57 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 536
    5th July 2022, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  24. my first restoration mid century modern

    Started by mitchells, 1st July 2022 01:09 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 206
    1st July 2022, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  25. Disassembling Devon outdoor furniture?

    Started by Coachted, 5th June 2022 02:52 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 858
    5th June 2022, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  26. English oak (?) desk recovery

    Started by Blackout, 23rd April 2022 08:34 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,724
    2nd May 2022, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  27. Restoring a table that's been through... a lot

    Started by Scott_R, 14th April 2022 12:59 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 916
    29th April 2022, 07:12 PM Go to last post
  28. Dresser Restoration

    Started by double.d, 3rd April 2022 09:09 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 473
    10th April 2022, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  29. Question Restoring an old hardwood table with carved legs.

    Started by augellm, 2nd April 2022 05:29 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 317
    3rd April 2022, 07:42 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 426
    2nd April 2022, 08:56 AM Go to last post

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