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  1. Silky oak kitchen cabinet recovery into bookcase

    Started by Blackout, 24th Jan 2021 07:45 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 583
    28th Feb 2021, 02:09 PM Go to last post
  2. I have a problem

    Started by scottbr, 18th May 2020 05:14 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 2,305
    24th Feb 2021, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  3. Veneer wrinkled

    Started by Shootrj2003, 23rd Feb 2021 03:31 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 114
    23rd Feb 2021, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  4. Removing Feet on a chest of drawers

    Started by NigelH, 14th Feb 2021 02:49 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 352
    17th Feb 2021, 02:21 PM Go to last post
  5. WIP... White Cypress Dining Table Restoration

    Started by MattB2085, 7th Feb 2021 08:48 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 117
    7th Feb 2021, 08:48 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 202
    6th Feb 2021, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  6. Red Cedar chest of drawers

    Started by Thumbthumper, 10th Nov 2020 08:26 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 670
    1st Feb 2021, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  7. Looking for a Union 2 lever mortise lock

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

    Started by scott71, 12th Jan 2021 08:37 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 394
    13th Jan 2021, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  9. Antique buffet needs new backing board

    Started by susandocurtis, 10th Nov 2020 10:05 AM
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,302
    7th Dec 2020, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  10. Chair restoration advice

    Started by Beardy, 11th Oct 2020 09:14 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 508
    2nd Dec 2020, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  11. Old drawers 1800's?

    Started by Blackout, 20th Nov 2020 08:43 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 519
    29th Nov 2020, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  12. Bedside table? Small cabinet?

    Started by Charpentier, 28th Nov 2020 06:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 325
    29th Nov 2020, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  13. Antique red cedar drawers

    Started by Blackout, 13th Nov 2020 08:48 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 415
    14th Nov 2020, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  14. Restoring antique dresser advice please

    Started by susandocurtis, 10th Jul 2020 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 644
    10th Nov 2020, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  15. Drop front English Oak desk

    Started by Blackout, 8th Nov 2020 11:14 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 234
    8th Nov 2020, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  16. Church pew

    Started by Crunchie, 8th Aug 2020 11:49 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,323
    13th Oct 2020, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  17. My first ever project with a piece of furniture...

    Started by Charpentier, 11th Sep 2020 12:12 PM
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,424
    8th Oct 2020, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  18. 1956 Dining table

    Started by Dsut, 29th Sep 2020 02:05 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 821
    5th Oct 2020, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  19. Singer sewing table

    Started by bueller, 22nd Sep 2020 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 871
    28th Sep 2020, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  20. Interesting old desk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 15th Jul 2020 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,899
    10th Sep 2020, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  21. How to brass plate steel

    Started by Dengue, 26th Aug 2020 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 706
    29th Aug 2020, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  22. Gate leg table from Victoria - Mahogany?

    Started by Blackout, 5th Jul 2020 06:08 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,180
    9th Aug 2020, 08:54 PM Go to last post
  23. Silky oak drawers recovery and repair

    Started by Blackout, 25th Jul 2020 04:05 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 391
    31st Jul 2020, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  24. Wind up gramaphone with silky oak cabinet

    Started by Blackout, 26th Jul 2020 01:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 590
    27th Jul 2020, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  25. Kitchen cupboard

    Started by Blackout, 19th Jul 2020 09:28 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 623
    25th Jul 2020, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  26. Trialing Evapo-Rust and Inox Lanox for metal recovery and protection

    Started by Blackout, 22nd Jun 2020 06:45 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,168
    23rd Jul 2020, 09:56 AM Go to last post
  27. Old(ish) dining chair restoration questions

    Started by sfGnome, 18th Jul 2020 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 360
    22nd Jul 2020, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  28. Vinegar/Water Stuff-Up... tips for cleaning?

    Started by dbyr92, 5th Jul 2020 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 309
    5th Jul 2020, 10:52 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 439
    3rd Jul 2020, 11:21 PM Go to last post

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