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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. Red Cedar chest of drawers

    Started by Thumbthumper, 10th November 2020 08:26 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,340
    14th January 2022, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  2. Restoring an old Victorian door

    Started by Max_H, 30th November 2021 08:50 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 398
    12th January 2022, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  3. Old red cedar drawers

    Started by Blackout, 3rd January 2022 07:23 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 115
    10th January 2022, 09:38 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,041
    5th January 2022, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  4. Veneer bubbled in finished piece 😢

    Started by genericuid, 3rd December 2021 09:37 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 389
    4th January 2022, 07:38 AM Go to last post
  5. Small silky oak table for NY

    Started by Blackout, 2nd January 2022 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 138
    2nd January 2022, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  6. Is this a special piece, or can I strip and paint it?

    Started by Goodiewoodie, 10th December 2021 10:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 537
    11th December 2021, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  7. Cracked Standing Lamp Base

    Started by kahlua_khan, 15th November 2021 06:35 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 297
    28th November 2021, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  8. Mid century chairs - what's the finish?

    Started by a_bit_rough, 15th November 2021 05:47 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 101
    15th November 2021, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  9. Cactus Juiice

    Started by Mervyn Mitchell, 12th November 2021 12:01 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 157
    12th November 2021, 12:01 AM Go to last post
  10. Parker mid century chair screws

    Started by GrahamK, 30th October 2021 01:41 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 344
    1st November 2021, 05:57 AM Go to last post
  11. Paper filing wooden drawers

    Started by Blackout, 4th October 2021 11:24 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 582
    24th October 2021, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  12. Oak Dining Table

    Started by woodhutt, 2nd September 2021 02:22 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 392
    13th October 2021, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  13. Door repair

    Started by Pappy, 7th October 2021 10:40 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 297
    9th October 2021, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  14. Wooden Metronome Restoration

    Started by ChPLAT, 28th September 2021 01:51 PM
    metronome, restoration, shellac
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 263
    30th September 2021, 09:59 PM Go to last post
  15. pork fat stain removal

    Started by Shedhand, 27th September 2021 01:11 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 201
    27th September 2021, 07:22 PM Go to last post
  16. Red face 5 drawer cedar desk restoration

    Started by G Mack, 10th June 2021 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 517
    10th September 2021, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  17. Advice on finish lifted from spilled water

    Started by halminator, 22nd August 2021 02:54 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 326
    4th September 2021, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  18. Restoring Stanley tote and knob

    Started by chekkers, 29th August 2021 07:28 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 90
    29th August 2021, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  19. work bench protection

    Started by scott71, 12th January 2021 08:37 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 672
    16th August 2021, 01:39 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 487
    13th August 2021, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  20. Glue used in 1880's window sashes

    Started by lostwax, 31st July 2021 12:08 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 350
    2nd August 2021, 12:22 PM Go to last post
  21. Mixing stains with tung oil?

    Started by DrRob, 23rd July 2021 11:55 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 375
    26th July 2021, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  22. Upcycle/restore vanity

    Started by jillwood, 22nd July 2021 11:22 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 136
    22nd July 2021, 07:40 PM Go to last post
  23. Horologist Please!!

    Started by Simplicity, 14th July 2021 08:36 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 493
    20th July 2021, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  24. Edwardian couch suite restoration

    Started by bronte049, 19th July 2021 04:04 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 306
    20th July 2021, 02:00 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 367
    6th July 2021, 10:44 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 415
    26th June 2021, 08:12 AM Go to last post
  25. Question Was glue Really Really expensive

    Started by russ57, 8th June 2021 12:51 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 608
    12th June 2021, 01:06 AM Go to last post
  26. Question Bedhead repair

    Started by AnnaG, 29th May 2021 02:03 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 445
    30th May 2021, 10:46 AM Go to last post

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