Refurbishing oak dining suite

Refurbishing oak dining suite

Oak is such a lovely homely wood, which I adore. I have refurbished lots items in this lovely timber and the rich grain still never fails to amaze me. I brought this dining suite mainly for the impressive turned legs of the table, but the whole set is gorgeous.

The table top had a lot of heat & water marks, which I had to remove. Wow, what a difference just doing that made! Now look at that grain.... wow.  Warm and delicious like steam pud and custard. hmmmm. The fabric is a chocolate brown with turquoise floral designs.

The wood itself has been cleaned down and stripped off. To get this same look at home, use Voodoo Molly Vintage Stain in "Kauri" or if you like it darker try "Dark Oak". When dry, seal with two coats of Voodoo Molly Vintage Clearcoat Semi-Gloss. 
The carving on the chair backs are subtle and understated, just the right balance for this table. I can just imagine the furniture maker with his hammer and chisel.


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