A 30-Minute Aspect Desk Makeover With Danish Oil

Again in June of 2021, I gave this aspect desk in our breakfast room (at present getting used as a sitting room) a makeover by stripping the heavy manufacturing facility end from the desk to show the pure wooden.

I had meant to offer the entire thing a protecting coat of my favourite clear coat, General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in a flat finish. However after nearly 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 obtained 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 the entire walnut wooden in our grasp lavatory, and Watco Danish Oil in dark walnut, which is what I used on my walnut WaterRower within the dwelling fitness center. The Rubio Monocoat is a transparent end, and the Danish Oil at the hours of darkness walnut darkens the wooden. I made a decision to offer the Danish Oil a strive on the desk.

I’m not 100% certain what this wooden is, though after I stripped the desk in 2021, many individuals appeared satisfied that the desk is product of 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 stupendous medium brown end. (Bonus factors if yow will discover my cat within the image beneath. 😀 )

I’m more than happy with how this turned out. And now Matt will likely be pleased that the desk high has some safety on it, so we gained’t spoil the desk fully. 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 colour. It wasn’t so noticeable when the entire thing was a light-weight colour, however now that it’s all darker, that one gentle strip on the sting of the desk high exhibits up much more. However I’m not bothered by it. That’s simply the character of ending actual wooden. Not the entire 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 on the lookout for 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 one among these merchandise a strive on it.

Individuals ask me frequently what end I’d suggest for eating tables, and as of proper now, the Common Finishes Excessive Efficiency Topcoat (which is a water-based polyurethane) is my favourite, arms down. However it might be good to search out an alternate end, and an oiled end is likely to be a great possibility. Hopefully Future Kristi can have a chance to search out out! 😀