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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. De-silvered mirror question

    Started by Blackout, 17th Aug 2019 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 370
    17th Aug 2019, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  2. Side board mirror top recovery

    Started by Blackout, 17th Aug 2019 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 340
    17th Aug 2019, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  3. Filing cabinet drawer rod brass knurled heads hunt

    Started by Blackout, 11th Aug 2019 07:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 595
    13th Aug 2019, 05:45 AM Go to last post
  4. 1850's sea chest

    Started by BobL, 9th Aug 2019 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 485
    10th Aug 2019, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  5. Another spinning wheel repair

    Started by arose62, 12th Jun 2019 11:15 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,773
    4th Aug 2019, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  6. Friesan Clock restoration

    Started by Lappa, 15th Apr 2019 06:03 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 3,388
    2nd Aug 2019, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  7. Lady’s desk - quick poll

    Started by Lappa, 30th Jul 2019 05:56 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 579
    1st Aug 2019, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  8. First and possibly only restoration of my life

    Started by Wongo, 26th Apr 2019 11:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,469
    30th Jul 2019, 12:06 AM Go to last post
  9. Electrolysis solution longevity

    Started by RedShirtGuy, 20th Jan 2019 08:47 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 13,001
    26th Jul 2019, 07:01 AM Go to last post
  10. Silky oak drinks trolley

    Started by goldie1, 23rd Jul 2019 09:21 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 627
    24th Jul 2019, 02:59 PM Go to last post
  11. Howard Products

    Started by Lappa, 13th Mar 2019 06:19 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 3,032
    21st Jul 2019, 08:36 PM Go to last post
  12. Gateleg table rejuvination

    Started by brizylad, 13th Jul 2019 03:24 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 594
    21st Jul 2019, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  13. First time restoration: Silky Oak occasional table

    Started by Catbird5, 10th Jul 2019 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,037
    14th Jul 2019, 03:51 PM Go to last post
  14. Howard’s Restore a finish

    Started by jdog777, 29th Jun 2019 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 390
    6th Jul 2019, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  15. Cabinet restoration, veneer expert required!

    Started by daniel7y, 26th Jun 2019 01:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 886
    26th Jun 2019, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  16. Restore Parker Mid Century Teak table top

    Started by magfowl, 19th Jun 2019 06:01 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 7,087
    25th Jun 2019, 02:49 PM Go to last post
  17. Federation Carver Chair

    Started by Potts, 24th May 2019 08:53 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,386
    22nd Jun 2019, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  18. Timber identification needed please?

    Started by rozza, 19th Jun 2019 01:41 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,673
    19th Jun 2019, 01:41 PM Go to last post
  19. Rotted trunk base

    Started by greenwillow, 20th May 2019 03:53 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,477
    6th Jun 2019, 11:23 PM Go to last post
  20. Restoring a red cedar spa

    Started by ajmuzza, 4th May 2019 11:16 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,369
    6th May 2019, 01:26 AM Go to last post
  21. John Hicks silky oak desk

    Started by sonj, 17th Apr 2019 10:42 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,569
    18th Apr 2019, 06:38 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,234
    12th Apr 2019, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  22. Current project

    Started by Thumbthumper, 28th Mar 2019 09:45 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,809
    8th Apr 2019, 09:55 AM Go to last post
  23. Corner joint

    Started by goldie1, 1st Apr 2019 02:33 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,761
    7th Apr 2019, 10:23 PM Go to last post
  24. Old shearers kitchen prep table

    Started by specialist, 26th Jan 2019 08:39 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,829
    24th Mar 2019, 08:00 PM Go to last post
  25. Restoring Victorian Platform Rocking Chair

    Started by saladonion, 30th Apr 2017 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,604
    23rd Mar 2019, 11:32 PM Go to last post
  26. Mantle clock

    Started by fletty, 18th Mar 2019 03:20 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,247
    18th Mar 2019, 09:58 PM Go to last post
  27. Mid century recliner chairs

    Started by Blackout, 7th Jan 2019 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,074
    5th Mar 2019, 03:15 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,038
    4th Mar 2019, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  28. Hinges for Casement Windows

    Started by Corinne2901, 3rd Mar 2013 10:16 AM
    bottom, brisbane, buy, casement, cheers, clean/remove, cleaning, cost, dirty, guessing, hinges, queenslander, restoring, rust, rusty, sliding, stainless, steel, top, windows
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,950
    27th Feb 2019, 09:09 AM Go to last post

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