If you have some wood furniture that requires a new finish or you want to extend the life of a dreary-looking piece of wooden furniture and you’re sure it needs more than just cleaning, your next step should be to refinish it. Stripping and refinishing furniture isn’t complicated or expensive, but it is messy and time-consuming, so here’s how to. Plus we love that the entire piece is super protected and wipe-able thanks to the Safecoat, so whether the beanette decides to have a digestive explosion while we change her or throw a wood block at the dresser in a fit of rage, we’re pretty sure it’s up for the challenge. And there you have it. A step-by-step photographic journey of me refinishing the dining table for Kim. If the wood is in good condition, you might decide to leave the orginal wood shine through and simply add a good layer of lacquer or polyurethane, or wood oil. Liquid oil-based stains penetrate into the wood without raising the wood grain.
He delivered the table in person and was very pleasant to speak to. He was on time and spot on with his work. It’s similar to maple, and was the hard wood of choice for things like workbenches, from first settlers until the trees died out in the early 20th century. As for food safe oils for wood, I was at a wood spoon making class last year and we mixed up a batch with a combination of mineral oil, beeswax, coconut oil, and a sprig of rosemary.
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Then I came home and read your recent posts, Richard – and yes, product I was talking of (the spar varnish) is a quality product but after more reading I just didn’t feel right about using it on this table. I would sand it to achieve a smooth finish, but if the knicks are deep then use wood filler to patch over them and then sand that smooth. Once you know the finish, if you then wanted to use a chemical stripping agent, you’d know which one to buy.
If you use a metal scraper, round the corners a little with a file or grinder to avoid scratching the wood. The experts at DIY Network provide instructions on how to strip, sand and stain a piece of wooden furniture. Because of my inattention and lack of research in regards to the cleaner I used my table got a sticky and tacky residue on it. It was so embarrassing when guests would come to my house and stick to my table. We then cut all of the boards to the right length based the dimensions of the table we are building.