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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. matching walnut colour with French polish

    Started by gda27, 7th Nov 2019 12:33 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 361
    12th Nov 2019, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  2. Mid-century lounge repair

    Started by caillan, 11th Nov 2019 07:41 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 284
    11th Nov 2019, 11:07 PM Go to last post
  3. Polish Chinese Rosewood furniture.

    Started by Brigalow, 31st Oct 2019 06:23 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 366
    7th Nov 2019, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  4. repair or replace veneer on gramophone?

    Started by jack620, 3rd Nov 2019 07:08 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 412
    5th Nov 2019, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  5. Red cedar round table

    Started by Blackout, 22nd Aug 2019 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 755
    3rd Nov 2019, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  6. Secretary silky oak desk clean up

    Started by Blackout, 26th Oct 2019 10:53 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 364
    26th Oct 2019, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  7. Question Fixing a poor Balloon Back chair glue repair

    Started by Fuzzie, 23rd Oct 2019 04:52 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 413
    26th Oct 2019, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  8. Desk SO drop front legs for repair

    Started by Blackout, 12th Oct 2019 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 641
    15th Oct 2019, 05:05 AM Go to last post
  9. Old bevel mirrors new life idea

    Started by Blackout, 13th Oct 2019 07:55 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 571
    14th Oct 2019, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  10. Turtle shell inlay

    Started by surfguy, 14th Oct 2019 07:40 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 486
    14th Oct 2019, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  11. Kitchen cabinet small with leadlight

    Started by Blackout, 29th Aug 2019 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,146
    13th Oct 2019, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  12. Friesan Clock restoration

    Started by Lappa, 15th Apr 2019 06:03 PM
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    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 3,924
    6th Oct 2019, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Veranda coffee time table

    Started by Blackout, 28th Sep 2019 08:11 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 557
    28th Sep 2019, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  14. Filing cabinet 6 drawer

    Started by Blackout, 22nd Sep 2019 02:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 624
    22nd Sep 2019, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  15. Carved picture frame - early Australian

    Started by Blackout, 21st Sep 2019 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 544
    22nd Sep 2019, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  16. Sideboard Starkey and Christoe

    Started by Blackout, 16th Sep 2019 07:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 484
    21st Sep 2019, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  17. Valve Radio Box Restoration

    Started by GarciaJ, 4th Sep 2019 12:25 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 799
    8th Sep 2019, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  18. Upcycle old linen cupboard

    Started by Blackout, 7th Sep 2019 09:08 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 482
    8th Sep 2019, 04:09 AM Go to last post
  19. Barley twist table

    Started by Blackout, 7th Sep 2019 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 378
    7th Sep 2019, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  20. Side board mirror top recovery

    Started by Blackout, 17th Aug 2019 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 631
    7th Sep 2019, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  21. New Leadlight

    Started by Beardy, 31st Aug 2019 06:47 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 558
    31st Aug 2019, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  22. First time restoration: Silky Oak occasional table

    Started by Catbird5, 10th Jul 2019 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,326
    21st Aug 2019, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  23. De-silvered mirror question

    Started by Blackout, 17th Aug 2019 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 659
    17th Aug 2019, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  24. Filing cabinet drawer rod brass knurled heads hunt

    Started by Blackout, 11th Aug 2019 07:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 808
    13th Aug 2019, 05:45 AM Go to last post
  25. 1850's sea chest

    Started by BobL, 9th Aug 2019 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 646
    10th Aug 2019, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  26. Another spinning wheel repair

    Started by arose62, 12th Jun 2019 11:15 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,981
    4th Aug 2019, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  27. Lady’s desk - quick poll

    Started by Lappa, 30th Jul 2019 05:56 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 764
    1st Aug 2019, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  28. First and possibly only restoration of my life

    Started by Wongo, 26th Apr 2019 11:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,745
    30th Jul 2019, 12:06 AM Go to last post
  29. Electrolysis solution longevity

    Started by RedShirtGuy, 20th Jan 2019 08:47 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 13,252
    26th Jul 2019, 07:01 AM Go to last post
  30. Silky oak drinks trolley

    Started by goldie1, 23rd Jul 2019 09:21 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 814
    24th Jul 2019, 02:59 PM Go to last post

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