September 23, 2023

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A 30-Minute Aspect Desk Makeover With Danish Oil

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Again in June of 2021, I gave this facet desk in our breakfast room (at present getting used as a sitting room) a makeover by stripping the heavy manufacturing unit end from the desk to show the pure wooden.

I had meant to present the entire thing a protecting coat of my favourite clear coat, General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in a flat finish. However after nearly two years, I had nonetheless by no means gotten round to giving this desk a protecting coat. So naturally, the unprotected uncooked wooden prime has proven indicators of use and put on.

I’m really glad that I by no means acquired round to placing a transparent coat on this desk as a result of within the two years since I stripped the desk, I’ve realized about two new-to-me merchandise for wooden — Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C in the color Pure, which is what I used on the entire walnut wooden in our grasp lavatory, and Watco Danish Oil in dark walnut, which is what I used on my walnut WaterRower within the residence gymnasium. The Rubio Monocoat is a transparent end, and the Danish Oil in the dead of night walnut darkens the wooden. I made a decision to present the Danish Oil a strive on the desk.

I’m not 100% certain what this wooden is, though once I stripped the desk in 2021, many individuals appeared satisfied that the desk is made from cherry. So I wasn’t anticipating the colour to be a deep and delightful as it’s on my walnut WaterRower. However I used to be pleasantly stunned with the colour. Right here’s a take a look at the entrance of the desk earlier than the Danish oil was utilized…

And right here’s the highest drawer part and one leg with the Danish oil..

The entire course of took me about half-hour. I utilized the Danish oil with a paper towel, let it sit a couple of minutes, after which wiped off of the surplus with one other paper towel. It doesn’t get any simpler than that! The oil gave the wooden a stupendous medium brown end. (Bonus factors if yow will discover my cat within the image under. 😀 )

I’m very happy with how this turned out. And now Matt can be comfortable that the desk prime has some safety on it, so we received’t wreck the desk fully. The colour really goes properly with the wooden blinds within the room.

The desk prime has one piece of wooden that’s significantly lighter than the remainder in its pure coloration. It wasn’t so noticeable when the entire thing was a lightweight coloration, however now that it’s all darker, that one mild strip on the sting of the desk prime reveals up much more. However I’m not bothered by it. That’s simply the character of ending actual wooden. Not the entire items are going to take end in the very same method.

I’ve change into an enormous fan of Danish oil and Rubio Monocoat for pure oiled finishes. There’s simply such a pure magnificence in an oiled end versus a polyurethane end, and I discover myself searching for extra alternatives to make use of oiled finishes. I’m unsure how both of these would work on one thing like a eating desk that will get common use. Once we are in a position to flip this room again right into a breakfast room, and I can have a eating desk in right here once more, I is perhaps tempted to discover a desk that I can end myself in order that I may give one in every of these merchandise a strive on it.

Individuals ask me regularly what end I might suggest for eating tables, and as of proper now, the Basic Finishes Excessive Efficiency Topcoat (which is a water-based polyurethane) is my favourite, palms down. However it could be good to seek out an alternate end, and an oiled end is perhaps a great possibility. Hopefully Future Kristi can have a possibility to seek out out! 😀

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