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Advice on 'protecting' a teak veneer table needed.

Posted by summersucks (My Page) on
Thu, May 6, 10 at 12:57

I bought a vintage dining set. I LOVE it, but it seems porous and prone to scratches so it's been covered with a tablecloth since we bought it. It's solid wood with veneer on top.

What can I do to protect it so that we don't have to cover it, and can feel ok about using it daily? Getting glass cut isn't an option, it has two leaves.

I was thinking polyurethane. is that a terrible idea? If not, any tips? If so, any alternative ideas? Thank you so much!


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RE: Advice on 'protecting' a teak veneer table needed.

It doesn't seem terribly fragile to me....you need to develop the habit of caring for your table....nothing wet gets put on it without a mat...you don't use it to plunk your books on, you don't wrap packages on it...it's a lovely table....treat it with care.
A good coat of paste wax will help to protect it...but basically....be careful of the finish.
Linda c


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