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 factory finish from the table to expose the natural wood.
I had supposed to provide the entire thing a protecting coat of my favourite clear coat, General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in a flat finish. 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 truly glad that I by no means received 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 in the color Pure, which is what I used on all the walnut wooden in our grasp lavatory, and Watco Danish Oil in dark walnut, which is what I used on my walnut WaterRower within the house fitness center. The Rubio Monocoat is a transparent end, and the Danish Oil at nighttime walnut darkens the wooden. I made a decision to provide the Danish Oil a attempt 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 manufactured from cherry. So I wasn’t anticipating the colour to be a deep and exquisite 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 a wonderful medium brown end. (Bonus factors if you could find my cat within the image beneath. 😀 )
I’m more than happy with how this turned out. And now Matt will probably be joyful that the desk high has some safety on it, so we gained’t break the desk utterly. The colour truly 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 coloration. It wasn’t so noticeable when the entire thing was a lightweight coloration, 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 all the items are going to take end in the very same means.
I’ve grow to be 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. Once 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 likely to be tempted to discover a desk that I can end myself in order that I may give considered one of these merchandise a attempt on it.
Folks ask me regularly what end I might suggest for eating tables, and as of proper now, the Basic Finishes Excessive Efficiency Topcoat (which is a water-based polyurethane) is my favourite, palms down. However it will be good to seek out an alternate end, and an oiled end is likely to be a superb possibility. Hopefully Future Kristi could have a possibility to seek out out! 😀
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I transform and enhance the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do the vast majority of the work on the home on my own. You can learn more about me here.