|Forum topic by CharlesA||posted 09-28-2013 02:49 PM||706 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
09-28-2013 02:49 PM
I have a carving that our family has had for at least 50 years. My parents were missionaries in South America and this was done by hand with a pocket knife as a gift when we left. It has served as a coffee table with a glass cover, but now I want to hang it on the wall (this is the new coffee table: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/90078), and I’m noticing some imperfections in the surface. The glass cover was smoky, so it hid thee imperfections in daily use.
One looks like a water mark, another like some kind of food stain, and in the middle it looks like the glass has worn off the carving slightly. I have no idea what kind of wood it is, and, to my knowledge, it has never been treated with any kind of finish.
I have at least four options:
I’m leaning toward #1, but would love your input.
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