I read with interest Richard’s question on the same issue. Tung Oil Finish.
I would like to ask:
I have a cherry music cabinet that my Grandfather refinished some sixty years ago.
He was a furniture maker by trade. The cabinet has a dark cherry color with rich shine. It looks like new.
I know he used tung oil for the finish. He used Tung Oil to finish everything. I have achieved the same high quality finish using tung oil. My problem is how to get the color that he achieved. I believe the Minwax colors inhibit the absorption of the tung oil may interfere with the polymerization process. How can I safely add lots of color to a tung oil finish?