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  1. Table from Victoria, what wood type?

    Started by Blackout, 25th May 2024 09:43 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  2. Wardrobe from SEQ (how to strip the reliefs)

    Started by Blackout, 21st April 2024 01:47 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 778
    25th May 2024, 09:30 PM Go to last post
  3. Repairing veneer - where to start?

    Started by Woodwork123, 6th May 2024 09:25 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    19th May 2024, 06:24 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 445
    19th April 2024, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  4. matching walnut colour with French polish

    Started by gda27, 7th November 2019 12:33 PM
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    10th March 2024, 09:17 PM Go to last post
  5. Repairing an old floor mirror

    Started by mic-d, 27th February 2024 05:38 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 528
    28th February 2024, 01:46 PM Go to last post
  6. Wood Species

    Started by daveone23, 14th February 2024 01:23 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 499
    14th February 2024, 01:23 AM Go to last post
  7. Stanley number 1

    Started by Poloris, 1st February 2024 11:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,006
    6th February 2024, 12:33 AM Go to last post
  8. Smile Parker teak veneer sideboard and table restoration advice

    Started by DanDav, 3rd February 2024 03:51 PM
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    20th January 2024, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  9. Restoration of old organ

    Started by David N, 14th January 2024 10:23 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 614
    14th January 2024, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  10. Door Restoration

    Started by VILKIM, 27th December 2023 06:09 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,219
    1st January 2024, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  11. Finish softens with meths - what is it

    Started by Arron, 19th December 2023 09:56 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    21st December 2023, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  12. Help to identify a very unique set of drawers

    Started by la Huerta, 20th November 2023 05:04 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    25th November 2023, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  13. veneer table top

    Started by daveone23, 13th November 2023 06:55 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    13th November 2023, 06:55 AM Go to last post
  14. Question Help! What species are these floorboards?

    Started by Heritage_SansS, 3rd November 2023 08:43 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12th November 2023, 07:51 AM Go to last post
  15. dresser restoration

    Started by xtratoy, 24th October 2023 09:06 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    24th October 2023, 09:06 AM Go to last post
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    13th October 2023, 04:14 PM Go to last post
  16. How much cleaning is too much on antiques...

    Started by Anotherplane, 5th October 2023 08:06 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    7th October 2023, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  17. Blackwood Chair Restore

    Started by thumbsucker, 2nd October 2023 10:40 PM
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    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,096
    29th September 2023, 02:06 PM Go to last post
  18. Sewing Machine Cabinet

    Started by Chris Parks, 4th February 2018 12:18 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 3,170
    29th September 2023, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  19. Restoring veneer

    Started by rowan.bradley, 26th September 2023 08:52 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    27th September 2023, 12:46 AM Go to last post
  20. Refinishing advice for old wanlnut(?) table with peg divots

    Started by DaveX, 21st September 2023 06:17 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    25th September 2023, 03:55 AM Go to last post
  21. Vulpex Liquid Soap - any thoughts/experience?

    Started by Clinton1, 21st August 2023 04:34 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd August 2023, 08:16 PM Go to last post
  22. Antique double doors - from heritage bank of NSW

    Started by Jess.W, 30th July 2023 06:41 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    3rd August 2023, 05:19 PM Go to last post
  23. Advice on table top repair needed

    Started by Huon pine fan, 16th July 2023 01:07 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    16th July 2023, 01:28 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
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    7th July 2023, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  24. Cintique armchair repair

    Started by russ57, 25th June 2023 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    25th June 2023, 09:31 PM Go to last post
  25. Red face 1920's Cedar Honour Board.

    Started by Brigalow, 11th June 2023 03:26 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,505
    12th June 2023, 11:10 PM Go to last post

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