Friday, June 21, 2024

A 30-Minute Facet Desk Makeover With Danish Oil


Again in June of 2021, I gave this facet desk in our breakfast room (presently getting used as a sitting room) a makeover by stripping the heavy manufacturing unit end from the desk to reveal the pure wooden.

I had meant to present the entire thing a protecting coat of my favourite clear coat, Common Finishes Excessive Efficiency Topcoat in a flat end. However after virtually two years, I had nonetheless by no means gotten round to giving this desk a protecting coat. So naturally, the unprotected uncooked wooden high has proven indicators of use and put on.

I’m really glad that I by no means obtained round to placing a transparent coat on this desk as a result of within the two years since I stripped the desk, I’ve discovered about two new-to-me merchandise for wooden — Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C within the shade Pure, which is what I used on the entire walnut wooden in our grasp lavatory, and Watco Danish Oil in darkish walnut, which is what I used on my walnut WaterRower within the house health club. The Rubio Monocoat is a transparent end, and the Danish Oil in the dead of night walnut darkens the wooden. I made a decision to present the Danish Oil a strive on the desk.

I’m not 100% positive what this wooden is, though once I stripped the desk in 2021, many individuals appeared satisfied that the desk is fabricated from cherry. So I wasn’t anticipating the colour to be a deep and delightful as it’s on my walnut WaterRower. However I used to be pleasantly stunned with the colour. Right here’s a take a look at the entrance of the desk earlier than the Danish oil was utilized…

And right here’s the highest drawer part and one leg with the Danish oil..

The entire course of took me about half-hour. I utilized the Danish oil with a paper towel, let it sit a couple of minutes, after which wiped off of the surplus with one other paper towel. It doesn’t get any simpler than that! The oil gave the wooden an attractive medium brown end. (Bonus factors if yow will discover my cat within the image beneath. 😀 )

I’m very happy with how this turned out. And now Matt will likely be glad that the desk high has some safety on it, so we gained’t wreck the desk fully. The colour really goes properly with the wooden blinds within the room.

The desk high has one piece of wooden that’s significantly lighter than the remainder in its pure shade. It wasn’t so noticeable when the entire thing was a lightweight shade, however now that it’s all darker, that one gentle strip on the sting of the desk high reveals up much more. However I’m not bothered by it. That’s simply the character of ending actual wooden. Not the entire items are going to take end in the very same approach.

I’ve turn into an enormous fan of Danish oil and Rubio Monocoat for pure oiled finishes. There’s simply such a pure magnificence in an oiled end versus a polyurethane end, and I discover myself in search of extra alternatives to make use of oiled finishes. I’m undecided how both of these would work on one thing like a eating desk that will get common use. After we are in a position to flip this room again right into a breakfast room, and I can have a eating desk in right here once more, I is perhaps tempted to discover a desk that I can end myself in order that I can provide one in every of these merchandise a strive on it.

Individuals ask me frequently what end I might suggest for eating tables, and as of proper now, the Common Finishes Excessive Efficiency Topcoat (which is a water-based polyurethane) is my favourite, arms down. However it will be good to seek out an alternate end, and an oiled end is perhaps a superb choice. Hopefully Future Kristi may have a chance to seek out out! 😀


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