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Forum topic by Narchibald posted 03-12-2018 08:25 PM 230 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Narchibald

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03-12-2018 08:25 PM

I am restoring a vintage lane Acclaim coffee table and need some help with proper finish. I want a strong contrast between the Walnut and Ash. I saw a beautiful piece online and the seller told me he used teak oil. I was also considering natural Danish Oil. Any thoughts or suggestions. Here is the table after sanding.


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#1 posted 03-12-2018 08:54 PM

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#2 posted 03-12-2018 10:07 PM

Narchibald, I’ve used Watco’s Danish Oil Natural for my Walnut projects and have been very happy with the results. The natural will give you lots of contrast but the also have a walnut and dark walnut DO.

I would also test on the underneath side before I put anything on the top.

EDIT: Just saw the picture of you table. No way I would put dark walnut DO on that. Go with the natural. I used natural DO on my workbench made with maple and cherry. While it “yellowed/darkened” the maple a bit, I think there is plenty of contrast.

I’ve used their Teak Oil on Mahogany with mixed results but not on walnut. Two times it produced really nice results and once it flopped.

Do have you have any DO you can try on the walnut? Are you going to just use DO or are you going to final coat with something else? That will change how the oil looks as well.

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Narchibald

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#3 posted 03-12-2018 10:11 PM

CL810. I was leaning towards the Natural Danish Oil so that’s good to know. I was just planning on 3 coats of oil then Howard’s Feed and Wax. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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#4 posted 03-12-2018 10:22 PM

I doubt you will need 3 coats. I’ve never used more than two and the difference between one and two coats is sometimes negligible. Apply liberally and let the first coat soak for around 30 minutes, wipe off and apply the second coat for 10-15 minutes. If after you apply the first coat if some areas really soak up the oil to the point of it looking dry, you might want to add some to that area.

I’ve never used Howard’s Feed and Wax, can’t help you there. Any way you decide to go, TEST on the underneath side first!!

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