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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. Church pew

    Started by Crunchie, 8th Aug 2020 11:49 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    9th Aug 2020, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  2. Gate leg table from Victoria - Mahogany?

    Started by Blackout, 5th Jul 2020 06:08 PM
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 724
    9th Aug 2020, 08:54 PM Go to last post
  3. Interesting old desk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 15th Jul 2020 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,024
    3rd Aug 2020, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  4. Restoring antique dresser advice please

    Started by susandocurtis, 10th Jul 2020 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 405
    31st Jul 2020, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  5. Silky oak drawers recovery and repair

    Started by Blackout, 25th Jul 2020 04:05 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 187
    31st Jul 2020, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  6. Wind up gramaphone with silky oak cabinet

    Started by Blackout, 26th Jul 2020 01:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 460
    27th Jul 2020, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  7. Kitchen cupboard

    Started by Blackout, 19th Jul 2020 09:28 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 447
    25th Jul 2020, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  8. Trialing Evapo-Rust and Inox Lanox for metal recovery and protection

    Started by Blackout, 22nd Jun 2020 06:45 PM
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 888
    23rd Jul 2020, 09:56 AM Go to last post
  9. Old(ish) dining chair restoration questions

    Started by sfGnome, 18th Jul 2020 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 218
    22nd Jul 2020, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  10. 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: 268
    3rd Jul 2020, 11:21 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. I have a problem

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

    Started by Blackout, 24th May 2020 07:44 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 466
    17th Jun 2020, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. 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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 259
    10th Jun 2020, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  16. 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: 254
    31st May 2020, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  17. Large filing cabinet recovery

    Started by Blackout, 28th May 2020 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 209
    28th May 2020, 01:43 PM Go to last post
  18. Lightbulb Hatchet Restoration

    Started by NolanF, 27th May 2020 06:42 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 288
    27th May 2020, 09:59 PM Go to last post
  19. Drawers silky oak

    Started by Blackout, 22nd May 2020 07:25 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 378
    23rd May 2020, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  20. Rosewood desk repairs

    Started by Blackout, 22nd May 2020 08:00 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 251
    22nd May 2020, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  21. Shed chairs to house chairs

    Started by Thumbthumper, 20th Apr 2020 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,076
    12th May 2020, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  22. First time restoration: Silky Oak occasional table

    Started by Catbird5, 10th Jul 2019 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,680
    12th May 2020, 03:20 PM Go to last post
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Help matching blackwood wood finish

    Started by MickVan, 20th Apr 2020 12:17 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 236
    20th Apr 2020, 12:17 PM Go to last post
  26. Decorative edge caulking on timber table

    Started by sawty, 14th Apr 2020 02:50 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 428
    20th Apr 2020, 01:57 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 518
    18th Apr 2020, 08:50 PM Go to last post

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