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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.

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  1. matching walnut colour with French polish

    Started by gda27, 7th November 2019 12:33 PM
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  2. Repairing an old floor mirror

    Started by mic-d, 27th February 2024 05:38 PM
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  3. Wood Species

    Started by daveone23, 14th February 2024 01:23 AM
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  4. Stanley number 1

    Started by Poloris, 1st February 2024 11:15 PM
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  5. Smile Parker teak veneer sideboard and table restoration advice

    Started by DanDav, 3rd February 2024 03:51 PM
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  6. Restoration of old organ

    Started by David N, 14th January 2024 10:23 AM
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  7. Door Restoration

    Started by VILKIM, 27th December 2023 06:09 AM
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  8. Finish softens with meths - what is it

    Started by Arron, 19th December 2023 09:56 PM
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  9. Help to identify a very unique set of drawers

    Started by la Huerta, 20th November 2023 05:04 PM
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  10. veneer table top

    Started by daveone23, 13th November 2023 06:55 AM
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  11. Question Help! What species are these floorboards?

    Started by Heritage_SansS, 3rd November 2023 08:43 AM
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  12. dresser restoration

    Started by xtratoy, 24th October 2023 09:06 AM
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  13. How much cleaning is too much on antiques...

    Started by Anotherplane, 5th October 2023 08:06 PM
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  14. Blackwood Chair Restore

    Started by thumbsucker, 2nd October 2023 10:40 PM
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  15. Sewing Machine Cabinet

    Started by Chris Parks, 4th February 2018 12:18 PM
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    29th September 2023, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  16. Restoring veneer

    Started by rowan.bradley, 26th September 2023 08:52 PM
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  17. Refinishing advice for old wanlnut(?) table with peg divots

    Started by DaveX, 21st September 2023 06:17 AM
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  18. Vulpex Liquid Soap - any thoughts/experience?

    Started by Clinton1, 21st August 2023 04:34 PM
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  19. Antique double doors - from heritage bank of NSW

    Started by Jess.W, 30th July 2023 06:41 PM
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  20. Advice on table top repair needed

    Started by Huon pine fan, 16th July 2023 01:07 PM
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  21. Cintique armchair repair

    Started by russ57, 25th June 2023 03:51 PM
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  22. Red face 1920's Cedar Honour Board.

    Started by Brigalow, 11th June 2023 03:26 PM
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  23. Barstools from ikia

    Started by AlexOsk, 5th May 2023 07:06 PM
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  24. Staining a small antique tool chest

    Started by BEM, 6th March 2023 09:38 AM
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  25. Mahogany Extension Table Restoration

    Started by auscab, 26th December 2017 12:32 AM
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