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  1. Interesting old desk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 15th Jul 2020 12:09 PM
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  2. Gate leg table from Victoria - Mahogany?

    Started by Blackout, 5th Jul 2020 06:08 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 602
    12th Jul 2020, 11:08 PM Go to last post
  3. Restoring antique dresser advice please

    Started by susandocurtis, 10th Jul 2020 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Jul 2020, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  4. Vinegar/Water Stuff-Up... tips for cleaning?

    Started by dbyr92, 5th Jul 2020 10:52 PM
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    5th Jul 2020, 10:52 PM Go to last post
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    5th Jul 2020, 04:22 PM Go to last post
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    3rd Jul 2020, 11:21 PM Go to last post
  5. remove enamel paint on French polished side table

    Started by Clinton1, 24th Jun 2020 08:53 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    24th Jun 2020, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  6. I have a problem

    Started by scottbr, 18th May 2020 05:14 PM
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    • Replies: 26
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    22nd Jun 2020, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  7. Queensland outdoor bench seat

    Started by Blackout, 24th May 2020 07:44 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 426
    17th Jun 2020, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  8. How to Rescue and Re-Use Some Old Timber

    Started by Chris Parks, 14th Jun 2020 04:11 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Jun 2020, 04:58 PM Go to last post
  9. Cabinet

    Started by selectedgrub, 29th Mar 2020 12:49 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    13th Jun 2020, 10:28 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 222
    10th Jun 2020, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  10. Antique coffee table restoration advice

    Started by SydSam, 9th Jun 2020 12:07 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Jun 2020, 12:05 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 217
    31st May 2020, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  11. Large filing cabinet recovery

    Started by Blackout, 28th May 2020 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 169
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  12. Lightbulb Hatchet Restoration

    Started by NolanF, 27th May 2020 06:42 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    27th May 2020, 09:59 PM Go to last post
  13. Drawers silky oak

    Started by Blackout, 22nd May 2020 07:25 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 347
    23rd May 2020, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  14. Rosewood desk repairs

    Started by Blackout, 22nd May 2020 08:00 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 210
    22nd May 2020, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  15. Shed chairs to house chairs

    Started by Thumbthumper, 20th Apr 2020 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12th May 2020, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  16. First time restoration: Silky Oak occasional table

    Started by Catbird5, 10th Jul 2019 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,643
    12th May 2020, 03:20 PM Go to last post
  17. Black Bean timber finish?

    Started by Toby97, 10th May 2020 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11th May 2020, 10:57 PM Go to last post
  18. Stripping back dark stain on oak stools

    Started by KRF, 4th May 2020 03:38 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    6th May 2020, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  19. Help matching blackwood wood finish

    Started by MickVan, 20th Apr 2020 12:17 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    20th Apr 2020, 12:17 PM Go to last post
  20. Decorative edge caulking on timber table

    Started by sawty, 14th Apr 2020 02:50 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Apr 2020, 01:57 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 477
    18th Apr 2020, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  21. Chinese tea table resurrection

    Started by fletty, 20th Mar 2020 09:54 AM
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    • Replies: 37
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    18th Apr 2020, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  22. Table top repair

    Started by Flintlock, 15th Apr 2020 11:28 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Apr 2020, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  23. Please help with advice for restoration

    Started by EverybodyHappy, 4th Apr 2020 06:22 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 733
    9th Apr 2020, 01:21 PM Go to last post
  24. Another Mantle Clock

    Started by woodhutt, 14th Mar 2020 02:53 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 485
    14th Mar 2020, 02:53 AM Go to last post
  25. Restoring extending table veneer top

    Started by Coral1.7, 12th Mar 2020 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 292
    12th Mar 2020, 05:50 PM Go to last post

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