Wood care/treatment question
Do you know what kind of timber it is?
For the cracks, depending on how big they are, I’d go with a two-part filler. Apply it before the medium sanding. You can get different shades (although, not a huge choice, maybe light (pine-ish), medium (oak-ish) and dark brown/red-ish). Make it up in golf-ball size amounts as it cures quite quickly. Hard as nails when it goes off – I use it for filling knots in floors, skirting boards etc.Posted 5 years ago
No idea what wood it is. There are some pics on Twitter:
Legs: https://twitter.com/miketually/status/252086195507568642/photo/1Posted 5 years ago
Top, close-up: https://twitter.com/miketually/status/251990122470453248/photo/1
More top: https://twitter.com/miketually/status/259995263526113280
We bought a hardwood table and are trying to tidy it up. It’s bit of a mess so we’re sanding it down, starting with coarse paper and working down to fine.
It has come cracks that need filling; any advice for that?
But, mainly, I’m looking for ideas in treatment for the wood. I want to do as little as possible to change the appearance, but it’s going to have a hard life as our dining room table.
I don’t mind refinishing and retreating it every couple of years, but don’t want it to look a total mess after the first time a bit of water or gravy gets spilled on it.
Linseed oil?Posted 5 years ago
I would have recommended Osmo Polyx mike, but Anthony possibly knows more to be fair.
Make sure you dig any loose material out from the cracks before filling though and vacuum them out really well.
It’ll look great with a coat of oil, but beware, an oil will darken it down a bit.Posted 5 years agoAnthonyMember
Osmo is still amazing stuff, I love it, for most Joinery its my go to finish. But surfaces that catch the light really show up scratches and can look shabby within weeks. Sadly when sat at a dining table under electric lighting they stand out.
We tried pouring boiling water straight out the kettle onto the TimberTect and it was like, er, water off a ducks back!
No recoat needed. Ever (according to the blurb, not used it long enough to properly test that!).Posted 5 years ago
Random nail: https://twitter.com/miketually/status/260036906337832961
Ready to fill: https://twitter.com/miketually/status/260038914251841536
I bought some 2-part filler from Wickes. Have filled one crack and just waiting for it to set before sanding…Posted 5 years ago
Did a test bit (top middle in the photo below), then used the orbital.
A little bit of filling: https://twitter.com/miketually/status/260056141155926016Posted 5 years ago
Ran out of light, so had to stop part-way through sanding off the filler. Looking okay though: https://twitter.com/miketually/status/260076738191691776
Realised that we still have some leftover worktop oil in the garage; no idea what it is, it’s whatever Wren supply. Might just use that on the table top, but applied more thinly than on the worktops. That seems to manage okay on our worktops, and they get more hammer than the table will get.Posted 5 years ago
Forgot to update this.
The table’s finished. I just got some Danish Oil from Wickes, so the filler didn’t colour, but the effect’s quite nice.
Thanks for the advice.Posted 5 years ago
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