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Hullygully Wed 24-Apr-13 11:11:38

about restoring a G Plan sideboard?



How am I supposed to go about it?

erowid Wed 24-Apr-13 11:17:57

like this you mean?

Hullygully Wed 24-Apr-13 11:18:56

NO not like that - have you seen the hideous thing she's done??? Look at the white dandelion flower things.

I mean so it looks like it originally did.

But thank you for trying.

erowid Wed 24-Apr-13 11:27:50

The basics for restoring it are there. You don't need to do the dandelion thing (which I agree looks hideous).

Try instructables, there are thousands of upcycling and restoration projects on there.

Hullygully Wed 24-Apr-13 11:33:58

Thanks, I'll have a look.

I don't trust that lotty person

cozietoesie Wed 24-Apr-13 11:38:36

Don't search for it as 'G Plan' - just search out the correct restoration technique according to its construction and materials.

Hullygully Wed 24-Apr-13 11:38:38

They haven't got anything, altho I am now thinking of making an outrigger canoe.

Hullygully Wed 24-Apr-13 11:39:12

I don't know what it's construction is <useless>

Hullygully Wed 24-Apr-13 11:39:23


cozietoesie Wed 24-Apr-13 11:40:07

Be warned, though - furniture restoration is hard work and pretty time consuming. There's rarely a quick fix.

CaffeDoppio Wed 24-Apr-13 11:41:02

Watching with interest and proudly not allowing a complete lack of talent or experience hinder me - I have a 50's cocktail cabinet that I'd love to restore. No idea where to start though sad

cozietoesie Wed 24-Apr-13 11:42:21

Then that's the bit where you have to do your G Plan research. Once you've established the basics, take yourself off and re-search on the techniques which are appropriate.

I do hope you have a shed or garage for this. (A corner of the living room is........not usually suitable because they can take so long.)

Jins Wed 24-Apr-13 11:43:26

Coloured furniture wax worked for us. We got it from an 'antique' dealers. I think it's used for stripped pine but it worked pretty well on minor scratches and evened out the colour

badtasteyoni Wed 24-Apr-13 11:45:09

God I'm out of touch - is G Plan in now?

In my head it's the furniture your mother always used to moan about wanting to replace grin

cozietoesie Wed 24-Apr-13 11:46:10

Very in. Some pieces can go for large amounts of money.

Mandy2003 Wed 24-Apr-13 11:49:43

Normally it's teak. I think you'd need to find out though picking at a small invisible section if it was veneer or solid as techniques would vary. Don't use wax on teak (as far as I remember).

Yes badtasteyoni - incredibly "in" and has been for a few years now!

badtasteyoni Wed 24-Apr-13 11:50:47

Well tickle my tits!

Am off to raid my mother's shed grin

badtasteyoni Wed 24-Apr-13 11:51:17

Will tell her of course - am not that evil wink

Hullygully Wed 24-Apr-13 11:53:42

YY proper G plan and teak.

Everyone online says different getting ANGRY

It's a bit bashed, but not terrible, got it dead cheap in a hospice shop

Hullygully Wed 24-Apr-13 11:54:44

Teak oil seems to be deffo the finish thing, but don't know whether to attack with sandpaper or fine steel wool and what to do it with

<glares at dh who ought to do this sort of thing because he has testicles>

Hullygully Wed 24-Apr-13 11:56:13

I just want someone to say do this:



and I will do it like a ROBOT

Hullygully Wed 24-Apr-13 11:56:30

Until I get bored

IamtheZombie Wed 24-Apr-13 12:00:27

Does this help, Hully?

LifeofPo Wed 24-Apr-13 12:03:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Hullygully Wed 24-Apr-13 12:03:28

thanks zombie

that looks quite straightforward...famous last words

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