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  1. Chair restoration advice

    Started by Beardy, 11th Oct 2020 09:14 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    2nd Dec 2020, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  2. Old drawers 1800's?

    Started by Blackout, 20th Nov 2020 08:43 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 393
    29th Nov 2020, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  3. Bedside table? Small cabinet?

    Started by Charpentier, 28th Nov 2020 06:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 242
    29th Nov 2020, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  4. Antique buffet needs new backing board

    Started by susandocurtis, 10th Nov 2020 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 508
    22nd Nov 2020, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  5. Red Cedar chest of drawers

    Started by Thumbthumper, 10th Nov 2020 08:26 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Nov 2020, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  6. Antique red cedar drawers

    Started by Blackout, 13th Nov 2020 08:48 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 351
    14th Nov 2020, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  7. Restoring antique dresser advice please

    Started by susandocurtis, 10th Jul 2020 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 558
    10th Nov 2020, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  8. Drop front English Oak desk

    Started by Blackout, 8th Nov 2020 11:14 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 181
    8th Nov 2020, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  9. Church pew

    Started by Crunchie, 8th Aug 2020 11:49 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,242
    13th Oct 2020, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  10. My first ever project with a piece of furniture...

    Started by Charpentier, 11th Sep 2020 12:12 PM
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    • Replies: 22
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    8th Oct 2020, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  11. 1956 Dining table

    Started by Dsut, 29th Sep 2020 02:05 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 749
    5th Oct 2020, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  12. Singer sewing table

    Started by bueller, 22nd Sep 2020 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 785
    28th Sep 2020, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  13. Interesting old desk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 15th Jul 2020 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,833
    10th Sep 2020, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  14. How to brass plate steel

    Started by Dengue, 26th Aug 2020 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    29th Aug 2020, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  15. Gate leg table from Victoria - Mahogany?

    Started by Blackout, 5th Jul 2020 06:08 PM
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,033
    9th Aug 2020, 08:54 PM Go to last post
  16. Silky oak drawers recovery and repair

    Started by Blackout, 25th Jul 2020 04:05 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 299
    31st Jul 2020, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  17. Wind up gramaphone with silky oak cabinet

    Started by Blackout, 26th Jul 2020 01:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    27th Jul 2020, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  18. Kitchen cupboard

    Started by Blackout, 19th Jul 2020 09:28 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 552
    25th Jul 2020, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  19. Trialing Evapo-Rust and Inox Lanox for metal recovery and protection

    Started by Blackout, 22nd Jun 2020 06:45 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,056
    23rd Jul 2020, 09:56 AM Go to last post
  20. Old(ish) dining chair restoration questions

    Started by sfGnome, 18th Jul 2020 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    22nd Jul 2020, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  21. Vinegar/Water Stuff-Up... tips for cleaning?

    Started by dbyr92, 5th Jul 2020 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    5th Jul 2020, 10:52 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 371
    3rd Jul 2020, 11:21 PM Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. I have a problem

    Started by scottbr, 18th May 2020 05:14 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 1,854
    22nd Jun 2020, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  24. Queensland outdoor bench seat

    Started by Blackout, 24th May 2020 07:44 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 581
    17th Jun 2020, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  25. How to Rescue and Re-Use Some Old Timber

    Started by Chris Parks, 14th Jun 2020 04:11 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 585
    15th Jun 2020, 04:58 PM Go to last post
  26. Cabinet

    Started by selectedgrub, 29th Mar 2020 12:49 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,037
    13th Jun 2020, 10:28 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 327
    10th Jun 2020, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  27. Antique coffee table restoration advice

    Started by SydSam, 9th Jun 2020 12:07 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 369
    10th Jun 2020, 12:05 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 371
    31st May 2020, 12:59 PM Go to last post

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