Teak table finished

pamghattenSeptember 11, 2011

If you remember, I asked about how to clean up my teak kitchen table. Everyone had all kinds of ideas, and I seem to have ended up using almost ALL of them! LOL!

The table was disgustingly dirty ... I started with turpentine, and that would have very slowly taken off the 50+ years of crud .. I then used a wood soap and a very fine steel wool, which took the crud off much quicker. Then went back to turpentine.

I then had my neighbor look at it, he's a wood turner and does a lot with wood ... he informed me that the surface was a veneer, and was happy to see that I have not taken off any wodd, just a lot of gunk. He brought over a sander and lightly sanded to top. He said the ring left by my sister was too deep into the wood and we wouldn't get it completely out.

I finished off my applying 2 coats of Teak Oil, and it's just a gorgeous table now! Thanks for all your help!

Before pictures:

After photos:

Here you can see the ring:

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Fori is not pleased

Nice! Keep your sister away from that beautiful table (after a quick gloating of course). The ring isn't terrible and just doesn't show up since the table is overall just plain pretty.

Maybe you will come do mine now!?

    Bookmark   September 11, 2011 at 3:34PM
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Wow! Just lovely!!! I can't even see the ring! Enjoy it!
Linda C

    Bookmark   September 11, 2011 at 5:20PM
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off topic - but is that floor Marmoleum?

    Bookmark   September 11, 2011 at 7:22PM
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In previous pictures it wasn't readily apparent that it was a veneer... Be-a-u-tiful job! Appreciate the follow-up and looks like you've got years of enjoyment ahead! Now all you need is a placemat and coaster clearly labelled "sis".

What type of teak oil did you use?

You gotta be pleased. Looks wonderful!

    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 2:38AM
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Thanks everyone ...

fori .. I posted before and after photo's on Facebook so she would see what I've done ... no comment from sis! LOL! And no, I am next finishing a quilt I started years ago. All I need to do is the edge and I can put it on my bed. I'm on a roll --- finishing projects that have been waiting for years.

Thanks Linda ... at a certain angle you can barely see the ring.

deke - yes, the floor is Marmoleum .. I put it in my kitchen and 2 bathrooms a couple of years ago. Absolutely love it.

Mikk -- Sis doesn't come out much and there are always coasters and placemats at hand. I used Watco Teak Oil, only teak oil I found in my little town.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 8:24AM
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Fori is not pleased

(Another Marmoleum fan here.)

Poor sis. We love her anyway. We're just teasing.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 10:19AM
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Very, very nice!! Well done :)

    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 8:35PM
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Glad that then (Watco teak oil). Nice to work with. Very lovely job! You should be proud of yourself!!

    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 9:35PM
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