old tiger oak chest of draws to bath vanity

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03-21-2012 08:59 PM

I’m remodeling my 1892’s homes bath and have a old tiger oak. dresser that’s going to be the vanity.
I want to keep the look and finish of the dresser org. like it had in the 1900’s.
Can I put tung oil on it then poly, so it will be water proof.
The finish is realy in good shap.
Should I. just do a light sanding then the tung oil. and poly?
The top will have a vessel bowl and faucet setting on the top, so the top needs to be water proof
I have always sanded the other things i’ve refinished, but I realy want this to
keep it’s aged look.

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#1 posted 03-21-2012 09:11 PM

I would suggest perhaps using Waterlox as a finish:

I’ve heard it highly recommended for wooden counter tops in kitchens where water and moisture are a concern; I imagine it would serve the purpose in the bathroom as well.

Just make sure you have everything in the countertop sealed up well!

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