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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. Roll top desk restoration

    Started by Shedhand, 6th Apr 2021 11:08 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 310
    10th Apr 2021, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  2. Yet another Cedar chair

    Started by Thumbthumper, 7th Apr 2021 04:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 94
    7th Apr 2021, 05:09 PM Go to last post
  3. Cedar hall table

    Started by Thumbthumper, 7th Apr 2021 04:07 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 86
    7th Apr 2021, 04:07 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 520
    21st Mar 2021, 05:53 PM Go to last post
  4. 1800's Stained Glass Window Frames

    Started by double.d, 19th Mar 2021 01:09 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 102
    19th Mar 2021, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  5. Silky oak kitchen cabinet recovery into bookcase

    Started by Blackout, 24th Jan 2021 07:45 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 678
    28th Feb 2021, 02:09 PM Go to last post
  6. I have a problem

    Started by scottbr, 18th May 2020 05:14 PM
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    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 2,341
    24th Feb 2021, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  7. Veneer wrinkled

    Started by Shootrj2003, 23rd Feb 2021 03:31 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 125
    23rd Feb 2021, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  8. Removing Feet on a chest of drawers

    Started by NigelH, 14th Feb 2021 02:49 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 358
    17th Feb 2021, 02:21 PM Go to last post
  9. WIP... White Cypress Dining Table Restoration

    Started by MattB2085, 7th Feb 2021 08:48 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 124
    7th Feb 2021, 08:48 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 211
    6th Feb 2021, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  10. Red Cedar chest of drawers

    Started by Thumbthumper, 10th Nov 2020 08:26 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 692
    1st Feb 2021, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  11. Looking for a Union 2 lever mortise lock

    Started by shedfooting, 17th Jan 2021 08:39 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 278
    18th Jan 2021, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  12. work bench protection

    Started by scott71, 12th Jan 2021 08:37 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 408
    13th Jan 2021, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  13. Antique buffet needs new backing board

    Started by susandocurtis, 10th Nov 2020 10:05 AM
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,319
    7th Dec 2020, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  14. Chair restoration advice

    Started by Beardy, 11th Oct 2020 09:14 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 521
    2nd Dec 2020, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  15. Old drawers 1800's?

    Started by Blackout, 20th Nov 2020 08:43 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 533
    29th Nov 2020, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  16. Bedside table? Small cabinet?

    Started by Charpentier, 28th Nov 2020 06:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 340
    29th Nov 2020, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  17. Antique red cedar drawers

    Started by Blackout, 13th Nov 2020 08:48 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 427
    14th Nov 2020, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  18. Restoring antique dresser advice please

    Started by susandocurtis, 10th Jul 2020 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 660
    10th Nov 2020, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  19. Drop front English Oak desk

    Started by Blackout, 8th Nov 2020 11:14 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 244
    8th Nov 2020, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  20. Church pew

    Started by Crunchie, 8th Aug 2020 11:49 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,336
    13th Oct 2020, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  21. 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: 1,445
    8th Oct 2020, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  22. 1956 Dining table

    Started by Dsut, 29th Sep 2020 02:05 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 841
    5th Oct 2020, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  23. Singer sewing table

    Started by bueller, 22nd Sep 2020 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 890
    28th Sep 2020, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  24. Interesting old desk

    Started by Thumbthumper, 15th Jul 2020 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,912
    10th Sep 2020, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  25. How to brass plate steel

    Started by Dengue, 26th Aug 2020 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 733
    29th Aug 2020, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  26. Gate leg table from Victoria - Mahogany?

    Started by Blackout, 5th Jul 2020 06:08 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,203
    9th Aug 2020, 08:54 PM Go to last post
  27. Silky oak drawers recovery and repair

    Started by Blackout, 25th Jul 2020 04:05 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 417
    31st Jul 2020, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  28. Wind up gramaphone with silky oak cabinet

    Started by Blackout, 26th Jul 2020 01:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 603
    27th Jul 2020, 04:23 PM Go to last post

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