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  1. Oak dining room table conundrum

    Started by Lappa, 22nd Nov 2019 12:31 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 124
    22nd Nov 2019, 03:39 PM Go to last post
  2. matching walnut colour with French polish

    Started by gda27, 7th Nov 2019 12:33 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 455
    22nd Nov 2019, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  3. Bowed Table

    Started by bcun3015, 18th Nov 2019 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 302
    20th Nov 2019, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  4. Mid-century lounge repair

    Started by caillan, 11th Nov 2019 07:41 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 308
    11th Nov 2019, 11:07 PM Go to last post
  5. Polish Chinese Rosewood furniture.

    Started by Brigalow, 31st Oct 2019 06:23 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 379
    7th Nov 2019, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  6. repair or replace veneer on gramophone?

    Started by jack620, 3rd Nov 2019 07:08 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 436
    5th Nov 2019, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  7. Red cedar round table

    Started by Blackout, 22nd Aug 2019 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 771
    3rd Nov 2019, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  8. Secretary silky oak desk clean up

    Started by Blackout, 26th Oct 2019 10:53 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 381
    26th Oct 2019, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  9. Question Fixing a poor Balloon Back chair glue repair

    Started by Fuzzie, 23rd Oct 2019 04:52 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 432
    26th Oct 2019, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  10. Desk SO drop front legs for repair

    Started by Blackout, 12th Oct 2019 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 658
    15th Oct 2019, 05:05 AM Go to last post
  11. Old bevel mirrors new life idea

    Started by Blackout, 13th Oct 2019 07:55 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 588
    14th Oct 2019, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  12. Turtle shell inlay

    Started by surfguy, 14th Oct 2019 07:40 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 506
    14th Oct 2019, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  13. Kitchen cabinet small with leadlight

    Started by Blackout, 29th Aug 2019 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,167
    13th Oct 2019, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  14. Friesan Clock restoration

    Started by Lappa, 15th Apr 2019 06:03 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 3,949
    6th Oct 2019, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  15. Veranda coffee time table

    Started by Blackout, 28th Sep 2019 08:11 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 569
    28th Sep 2019, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  16. Filing cabinet 6 drawer

    Started by Blackout, 22nd Sep 2019 02:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 638
    22nd Sep 2019, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  17. Carved picture frame - early Australian

    Started by Blackout, 21st Sep 2019 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 555
    22nd Sep 2019, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  18. Sideboard Starkey and Christoe

    Started by Blackout, 16th Sep 2019 07:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 498
    21st Sep 2019, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  19. Valve Radio Box Restoration

    Started by GarciaJ, 4th Sep 2019 12:25 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 812
    8th Sep 2019, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  20. Upcycle old linen cupboard

    Started by Blackout, 7th Sep 2019 09:08 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 500
    8th Sep 2019, 04:09 AM Go to last post
  21. Barley twist table

    Started by Blackout, 7th Sep 2019 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 393
    7th Sep 2019, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  22. Side board mirror top recovery

    Started by Blackout, 17th Aug 2019 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 644
    7th Sep 2019, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  23. New Leadlight

    Started by Beardy, 31st Aug 2019 06:47 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 567
    31st Aug 2019, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  24. First time restoration: Silky Oak occasional table

    Started by Catbird5, 10th Jul 2019 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,346
    21st Aug 2019, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  25. De-silvered mirror question

    Started by Blackout, 17th Aug 2019 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 673
    17th Aug 2019, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  26. Filing cabinet drawer rod brass knurled heads hunt

    Started by Blackout, 11th Aug 2019 07:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 821
    13th Aug 2019, 05:45 AM Go to last post
  27. 1850's sea chest

    Started by BobL, 9th Aug 2019 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 657
    10th Aug 2019, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  28. Another spinning wheel repair

    Started by arose62, 12th Jun 2019 11:15 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,003
    4th Aug 2019, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  29. Lady’s desk - quick poll

    Started by Lappa, 30th Jul 2019 05:56 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 776
    1st Aug 2019, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  30. First and possibly only restoration of my life

    Started by Wongo, 26th Apr 2019 11:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,767
    30th Jul 2019, 12:06 AM Go to last post

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