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Re: Dehyrated wood

Posted By: Pete Realmuto <info@realmutofurnitureworks.com> (67.107.43.215.ptr.us.xo.net)
Date: 10/8/5 11:35

In Response To: Dehyrated wood (Nita Poole)

Nita-there are a few different routes that you can take. It depends on what you will use the piece for (lots of use v. no trafic area), where you will do the work (garage, extra bedroom, back porch, etc) If the piece is already stripped, but you want to restore it-go to a pro. If you like to DIY a good way that is low fume, low tox is to: first give the piece a good cleaning with denatured alcohol (fumes WILL get you "drunk"-exhaust them best possible) followed by shellac, sand LIGHTLY (220 grit or better), 2nd coat shellac, rub out with scotch-brite pad, then two coats of watebased polyurethane, rubbing with scotch-brite between coats. All products available at home centers. The shellac coats will give the wood a wet look, and the poly will give it a tough finish, fast drying and low odor. Good luck-Pete

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