|Forum topic by BurlyBlues||posted 03-27-2011 11:49 PM||1389 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-27-2011 11:49 PM
Hi, I’m just joining this forum and I am a complete novice when it comes to woodworking, so bare with me.
I called my local wood workers shop and asked them what the best product would be to use on it. The guy told me Teak Oil. I bought the most expensive can they had! I was going to make my table like new again! WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG. Teak oil turned my beautiful blonde and reddish table black. I tried washing and scrubbing it off but there was no budging the teak oil. So….what to do, what to do?
I decided to put it outside in the rain, the snow, and the sun and let the elements have at it for about a year. That indeed got rid of the teak oil and it looked like a piece of grayish white driftwood. I was ready to tackle it again, someone recommended Linseed oil this time. Wrong again. Linseed oil over silvery driftwood turned it to a mucky lifeless brown and black. So that’s where I’m at this Sunday afternoon looking for help. I really want to save this magnificent piece of burl art but afraid it’s just firewood at this point. I remember seeing this table at 30 years ago at Macy’s retailing between $3000.00-$4000.00. Can anyone guide me in the right direction as to what to do. Sand blasting maybe?
Sherry In Seattle
P.S. I posted this in a different category, not sure which category this falls under. Apologies in advance.