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    Hi

    I have just re acquired an old fold out card table - dark wood - don't know what wood, it is plain - no intricate work.

    The table is in good condition apart from a few surface scratches.

    My question is - how can I cheaply restore it to it's former glory?

    I want it in my home - not to sell.

    Thanks in advance for any advice

    Jane
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    A long time ago i did an old table and i used wirewool and bee's wax came up a treat. Hard work mind you and id of thought the colour will be lighter because it might be stained. But thats how i did it. There might be more opinions that are better though. Good luck

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    • #3
      Thanks for that - I seem to remember my Grannie using wire wool and linseed mixed with something? could it have been beeswax?

      Jane
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      • #4
        How old is it? Does it have any monetary value? Has it got a felt top and if so what condition is that? I love old things, being one myself. Good luck with your renovations.
        Carol
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        • #5
          Hi Carol

          I think it is from the early 1900s yes it has a felt top which is in good condition, monetary value - not sure - but it just fits snuggly in an alcove in my hall and looks a little tired - so it's old worn tired - just like me.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by greannancrafts View Post
            Thanks for that - I seem to remember my Grannie using wire wool and linseed mixed with something? could it have been beeswax?

            Jane
            Yeah could of been. Like i say it was years ago so i forget all the facts now. But wire wool seems to do the trick pretty well. Good luck . The table in question ? Think i have one to. In the back bedroom

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            • #7
              The wire wool and wax will work, but I once used Colron wood restorer, it melts and speads the existing wax, worked fantastic on the chairs I used it on, very quick too

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