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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. Desk SO drop front legs for repair

    Started by Blackout, 12th Oct 2019 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 456
    15th Oct 2019, 05:05 AM Go to last post
  2. Old bevel mirrors new life idea

    Started by Blackout, 13th Oct 2019 07:55 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 434
    14th Oct 2019, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  3. Turtle shell inlay

    Started by surfguy, 14th Oct 2019 07:40 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 344
    14th Oct 2019, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  4. Kitchen cabinet small with leadlight

    Started by Blackout, 29th Aug 2019 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,006
    13th Oct 2019, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  5. Friesan Clock restoration

    Started by Lappa, 15th Apr 2019 06:03 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 3,799
    6th Oct 2019, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  6. Veranda coffee time table

    Started by Blackout, 28th Sep 2019 08:11 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 488
    28th Sep 2019, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  7. Filing cabinet 6 drawer

    Started by Blackout, 22nd Sep 2019 02:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 558
    22nd Sep 2019, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  8. Carved picture frame - early Australian

    Started by Blackout, 21st Sep 2019 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 471
    22nd Sep 2019, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  9. Sideboard Starkey and Christoe

    Started by Blackout, 16th Sep 2019 07:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 424
    21st Sep 2019, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  10. Valve Radio Box Restoration

    Started by GarciaJ, 4th Sep 2019 12:25 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 722
    8th Sep 2019, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  11. Upcycle old linen cupboard

    Started by Blackout, 7th Sep 2019 09:08 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 409
    8th Sep 2019, 04:09 AM Go to last post
  12. Barley twist table

    Started by Blackout, 7th Sep 2019 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 319
    7th Sep 2019, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  13. Side board mirror top recovery

    Started by Blackout, 17th Aug 2019 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 553
    7th Sep 2019, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  14. New Leadlight

    Started by Beardy, 31st Aug 2019 06:47 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 499
    31st Aug 2019, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  15. Red cedar round table

    Started by Blackout, 22nd Aug 2019 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 632
    23rd Aug 2019, 06:53 AM Go to last post
  16. First time restoration: Silky Oak occasional table

    Started by Catbird5, 10th Jul 2019 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,248
    21st Aug 2019, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  17. De-silvered mirror question

    Started by Blackout, 17th Aug 2019 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 582
    17th Aug 2019, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  18. Filing cabinet drawer rod brass knurled heads hunt

    Started by Blackout, 11th Aug 2019 07:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 730
    13th Aug 2019, 05:45 AM Go to last post
  19. 1850's sea chest

    Started by BobL, 9th Aug 2019 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 592
    10th Aug 2019, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  20. Another spinning wheel repair

    Started by arose62, 12th Jun 2019 11:15 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,911
    4th Aug 2019, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  21. Lady’s desk - quick poll

    Started by Lappa, 30th Jul 2019 05:56 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 699
    1st Aug 2019, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  22. First and possibly only restoration of my life

    Started by Wongo, 26th Apr 2019 11:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,653
    30th Jul 2019, 12:06 AM Go to last post
  23. Electrolysis solution longevity

    Started by RedShirtGuy, 20th Jan 2019 08:47 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 13,168
    26th Jul 2019, 07:01 AM Go to last post
  24. Silky oak drinks trolley

    Started by goldie1, 23rd Jul 2019 09:21 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 751
    24th Jul 2019, 02:59 PM Go to last post
  25. Howard Products

    Started by Lappa, 13th Mar 2019 06:19 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 3,186
    21st Jul 2019, 08:36 PM Go to last post
  26. Gateleg table rejuvination

    Started by brizylad, 13th Jul 2019 03:24 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 701
    21st Jul 2019, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  27. Howard’s Restore a finish

    Started by jdog777, 29th Jun 2019 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 493
    6th Jul 2019, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  28. Cabinet restoration, veneer expert required!

    Started by daniel7y, 26th Jun 2019 01:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 983
    26th Jun 2019, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  29. Restore Parker Mid Century Teak table top

    Started by magfowl, 19th Jun 2019 06:01 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 8,685
    25th Jun 2019, 02:49 PM Go to last post
  30. Federation Carver Chair

    Started by Potts, 24th May 2019 08:53 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,493
    22nd Jun 2019, 07:29 PM Go to last post

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