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Re: Dry Unfinished Drawer Panels and Dresser Backs

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-1pool246-61.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 5/20/5 10:44

In Response To: Dry Unfinished Drawer Panels and Dresser Backs (Jane)

The idea of the oil and turpentine will help, I would suggest that a finer grade of ingredients will be better for your nose and the furniture. A Danish oil like Watco (any color) and Naptha would be better. The turpentine is rather pungent and naptha will work as well but is a finer grade too. The boiled linseed oil in Watco is also a higher grade and will not darken, I would think a clear, to natural would be good. Just try to coat both sides evenly to avoid future warping, wipe all excess after 30 minutes, and soak the oily rags in water prior to disposing of them. You can use a matching Watco oil stain on the finished surface to cover scratches and brighten the finish, wipe very well and after a couple days apply a toluene free satin wax to the finished surfaces, drawer sides, and re-oil any spot inside that seem to have swolled hole the previous oil stain.

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