Refurbished Dining Table

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Project by Rob posted 01-20-2010 07:55 PM 4127 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,

My old dining table was 1.8×1.8m square Tasmanian Blackwood and served us well. But we decided to change to a 2m x 1.4m table to fit in the real dining room as opposed to the lounge, where it sat previously.
The original table (pic 3) was finished using Scandinavian oil and several coats of Satin WOP. I decided that I would strip it right back (Pic 2) and re coat with Organoil Hard Burnishing Oil. This stuff resists heat and spills very well and you can use surface cleaners with a truly cavalier attitude.
Pics 1,4 and 5 show the table in situ, with its Red Gum chairs and also a shot of the top to give you an idea of the finish that Hard Burnishing Oil gives you.




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View Beginningwoodworker's profile


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#1 posted 01-20-2010 07:56 PM

Nice job on the dining table.

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#2 posted 01-20-2010 08:55 PM

Great refinishing job. That Tasmanian blackwood looks astounding.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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#3 posted 01-20-2010 09:27 PM

Looks like a lot of work. Beautiful color.

-- Kate,

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#4 posted 01-20-2010 10:22 PM

Looks great. Well done. I think it is so neat that on this website we can see projects being done by woodworkers from all over the world. I’ve been to Sydney (loved it) but not to Melbourne.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 01-20-2010 10:45 PM

Beautiful refurb. don’t know what it looked liked before but it sure is pretty now.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 01-22-2010 02:24 AM

The color is really striking! Congrats on a job well done. I have a similar project waiting in the wings—an old family heirloom. I hope mine turns out as well as yours has.

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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#7 posted 01-22-2010 02:36 AM

This came out great good job looks beautiful

-- Custom furniture

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