|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 06-11-2015 11:31 AM||815 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-11-2015 11:31 AM
Back in the 70’s when I was just a wee lad, there was a fair amount of interest in Danish style “real wood” furniture. The stuff my parents had was all a combination of walnut and oak, much of it solid wood…some a mix of solid and veneer.
At that time it seemed to be all the rage to avoid any sort of poly/laquer finish, and just rub the wood about once a month with lemon oil or similar. Having a “natural” finish of this sort was considered “fancy” at the time. You could either have “cheap” furniture with a coating on it, or you could have “real” furniture that was just oiled.
This practice seems to have pretty much disappeared here in the US. I’m wondering if for those who are not too lazy to do the occasional maintenance (or those who have “people” to do it for them), is a non-poly, non-lacquer, “natural” finish still prized, or has this practice completely disappeared from the medium and high end furniture world?
(note, I’m not saying it was better, just that it was the sentiment of that time…)
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.