Again in June of 2021, I gave this aspect desk in our breakfast room (presently getting used as a sitting room) a makeover by stripping the heavy manufacturing facility end from the desk to reveal the pure wooden.
I had meant to offer the entire thing a protecting coat of my favourite clear coat, Basic Finishes Excessive Efficiency Topcoat in a flat end. 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 obtained 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 within the colour Pure, which is what I used on all the walnut wooden in our grasp rest room, and Watco Danish Oil in darkish walnut, which is what I used on my walnut WaterRower within the dwelling gymnasium. The Rubio Monocoat is a transparent end, and the Danish Oil at midnight walnut darkens the wooden. I made a decision to offer the Danish Oil a strive on the desk.
I’m not 100% certain what this wooden is, though after I stripped the desk in 2021, many individuals appeared satisfied that the desk is fabricated 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 have 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 gorgeous medium brown end. (Bonus factors if you will discover my cat within the image under. 😀 )
I’m more than happy with how this turned out. And now Matt can be completely satisfied that the desk prime has some safety on it, so we received’t destroy the desk utterly. 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 remaining in its pure colour. It wasn’t so noticeable when the entire thing was a lightweight colour, however now that it’s all darker, that one mild strip on the sting of the desk prime exhibits up much more. However I’m not bothered by it. That’s simply the character of ending actual wooden. Not all the 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 likely to be tempted to discover a desk that I can end myself in order that I can provide one in all these merchandise a strive on it.
Folks ask me frequently 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 will be good to seek out another end, and an oiled end is likely to be a very good possibility. Hopefully Future Kristi may have a chance to seek out out! 😀
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