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Re: Restoring a 150yo Scandinavian Pine Table

Posted By: Victor <thepauls@kolumbus.fi> (cachef7.kolumbus.fi)
Date: 3/3/2 12:50

In Response To: Re: Restoring a 150yo Scandinavian Pine Table (Jim Cole)

Thank you for the advice on the cleaning procedure

Regarding the finish, Fiddes is a UK company that makes a toluene-free blended wax polish in various shades which can be applied to bare wood. They have a webpage here:

http://www.fiddes.co.uk/pages/supreme.htm

We've used it to coat another table made from old salvaged pine which resulted in a nice honey colored finish that has proven to be attractive and durable. The difference is that the other table was sanded while this one is not and I'm wondering if applying a varnish or wax polish would be out of context with the table's heritage. I've also discovered that most people in the area used linseed oil (not boiled) which might be a more acceptable option from a historical context.

Best Regards

Victor

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