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Forum: RESTORATION

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. Question Was glue Really Really expensive

    Started by russ57, 8th Jun 2021 12:51 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 357
    12th Jun 2021, 01:06 AM Go to last post
  2. Red face 5 drawer cedar desk restoration

    Started by G Mack, 10th Jun 2021 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 15
    10th Jun 2021, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  3. Question Bedhead repair

    Started by AnnaG, 29th May 2021 02:03 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 345
    30th May 2021, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  4. Veneer wrinkled

    Started by Shootrj2003, 23rd Feb 2021 03:31 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 354
    19th May 2021, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  5. Recycling to make 3 x 2 desk

    Started by Blackout, 3rd May 2021 06:10 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 236
    6th May 2021, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  6. Yet another Cedar chair

    Started by Thumbthumper, 7th Apr 2021 04:35 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 319
    19th Apr 2021, 09:08 PM Go to last post
  7. Dining room jarrah table crack

    Started by headshot10, 16th Apr 2021 04:36 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 299
    18th Apr 2021, 06:52 PM Go to last post
  8. Roll top desk restoration

    Started by Shedhand, 6th Apr 2021 11:08 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 419
    10th Apr 2021, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  9. Cedar hall table

    Started by Thumbthumper, 7th Apr 2021 04:07 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 116
    7th Apr 2021, 04:07 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 552
    21st Mar 2021, 05:53 PM Go to last post
  10. 1800's Stained Glass Window Frames

    Started by double.d, 19th Mar 2021 01:09 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 119
    19th Mar 2021, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  11. Silky oak kitchen cabinet recovery into bookcase

    Started by Blackout, 24th Jan 2021 07:45 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 705
    28th Feb 2021, 02:09 PM Go to last post
  12. I have a problem

    Started by scottbr, 18th May 2020 05:14 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 2,397
    24th Feb 2021, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  13. Removing Feet on a chest of drawers

    Started by NigelH, 14th Feb 2021 02:49 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 375
    17th Feb 2021, 02:21 PM Go to last post
  14. WIP... White Cypress Dining Table Restoration

    Started by MattB2085, 7th Feb 2021 08:48 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    7th Feb 2021, 08:48 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 223
    6th Feb 2021, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  15. Red Cedar chest of drawers

    Started by Thumbthumper, 10th Nov 2020 08:26 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 721
    1st Feb 2021, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  16. Looking for a Union 2 lever mortise lock

    Started by shedfooting, 17th Jan 2021 08:39 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 288
    18th Jan 2021, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  17. work bench protection

    Started by scott71, 12th Jan 2021 08:37 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 433
    13th Jan 2021, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  18. Antique buffet needs new backing board

    Started by susandocurtis, 10th Nov 2020 10:05 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,346
    7th Dec 2020, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  19. Chair restoration advice

    Started by Beardy, 11th Oct 2020 09:14 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 551
    2nd Dec 2020, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  20. Old drawers 1800's?

    Started by Blackout, 20th Nov 2020 08:43 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 558
    29th Nov 2020, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  21. Bedside table? Small cabinet?

    Started by Charpentier, 28th Nov 2020 06:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 362
    29th Nov 2020, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  22. Antique red cedar drawers

    Started by Blackout, 13th Nov 2020 08:48 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 450
    14th Nov 2020, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  23. Restoring antique dresser advice please

    Started by susandocurtis, 10th Jul 2020 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 694
    10th Nov 2020, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  24. Drop front English Oak desk

    Started by Blackout, 8th Nov 2020 11:14 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 265
    8th Nov 2020, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  25. Church pew

    Started by Crunchie, 8th Aug 2020 11:49 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,362
    13th Oct 2020, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  26. My first ever project with a piece of furniture...

    Started by Charpentier, 11th Sep 2020 12:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,485
    8th Oct 2020, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  27. 1956 Dining table

    Started by Dsut, 29th Sep 2020 02:05 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 864
    5th Oct 2020, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  28. Singer sewing table

    Started by bueller, 22nd Sep 2020 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 924
    28th Sep 2020, 07:47 PM Go to last post

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