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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. Church pew

    Started by Crunchie, 8th Aug 2020 11:49 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    13th Oct 2020, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  2. Chair restoration advice

    Started by Beardy, 11th Oct 2020 09:14 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 204
    12th Oct 2020, 07:43 AM Go to last post
  3. My first ever project with a piece of furniture...

    Started by Charpentier, 11th Sep 2020 12:12 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,248
    8th Oct 2020, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  4. 1956 Dining table

    Started by Dsut, 29th Sep 2020 02:05 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 690
    5th Oct 2020, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  5. Singer sewing table

    Started by bueller, 22nd Sep 2020 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 745
    28th Sep 2020, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  6. Interesting old desk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 15th Jul 2020 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,797
    10th Sep 2020, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  7. How to brass plate steel

    Started by Dengue, 26th Aug 2020 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 526
    29th Aug 2020, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  8. Gate leg table from Victoria - Mahogany?

    Started by Blackout, 5th Jul 2020 06:08 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 929
    9th Aug 2020, 08:54 PM Go to last post
  9. Restoring antique dresser advice please

    Started by susandocurtis, 10th Jul 2020 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 483
    31st Jul 2020, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  10. Silky oak drawers recovery and repair

    Started by Blackout, 25th Jul 2020 04:05 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 270
    31st Jul 2020, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  11. Wind up gramaphone with silky oak cabinet

    Started by Blackout, 26th Jul 2020 01:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 510
    27th Jul 2020, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  12. Kitchen cupboard

    Started by Blackout, 19th Jul 2020 09:28 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 526
    25th Jul 2020, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  13. Trialing Evapo-Rust and Inox Lanox for metal recovery and protection

    Started by Blackout, 22nd Jun 2020 06:45 PM
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,019
    23rd Jul 2020, 09:56 AM Go to last post
  14. Old(ish) dining chair restoration questions

    Started by sfGnome, 18th Jul 2020 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 268
    22nd Jul 2020, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  15. Vinegar/Water Stuff-Up... tips for cleaning?

    Started by dbyr92, 5th Jul 2020 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    5th Jul 2020, 10:52 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 340
    3rd Jul 2020, 11:21 PM Go to last post
  16. remove enamel paint on French polished side table

    Started by Clinton1, 24th Jun 2020 08:53 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    24th Jun 2020, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  17. I have a problem

    Started by scottbr, 18th May 2020 05:14 PM
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    • Replies: 26
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    22nd Jun 2020, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  18. Queensland outdoor bench seat

    Started by Blackout, 24th May 2020 07:44 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 521
    17th Jun 2020, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  19. How to Rescue and Re-Use Some Old Timber

    Started by Chris Parks, 14th Jun 2020 04:11 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 547
    15th Jun 2020, 04:58 PM Go to last post
  20. Cabinet

    Started by selectedgrub, 29th Mar 2020 12:49 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 946
    13th Jun 2020, 10:28 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 302
    10th Jun 2020, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  21. Antique coffee table restoration advice

    Started by SydSam, 9th Jun 2020 12:07 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 338
    10th Jun 2020, 12:05 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 305
    31st May 2020, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  22. Large filing cabinet recovery

    Started by Blackout, 28th May 2020 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 254
    28th May 2020, 01:43 PM Go to last post
  23. Lightbulb Hatchet Restoration

    Started by NolanF, 27th May 2020 06:42 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 339
    27th May 2020, 09:59 PM Go to last post
  24. Drawers silky oak

    Started by Blackout, 22nd May 2020 07:25 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 453
    23rd May 2020, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  25. Rosewood desk repairs

    Started by Blackout, 22nd May 2020 08:00 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 302
    22nd May 2020, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  26. Shed chairs to house chairs

    Started by Thumbthumper, 20th Apr 2020 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,165
    12th May 2020, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  27. First time restoration: Silky Oak occasional table

    Started by Catbird5, 10th Jul 2019 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,748
    12th May 2020, 03:20 PM Go to last post

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