A 30-Minute Aspect Desk Makeover With Danish Oil

Again in June of 2021, I gave this facet desk in our breakfast room (presently 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 supposed to offer the entire thing a protecting coat of my favourite clear coat, General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in a flat finish. However after virtually 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 really 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 realized about two new-to-me merchandise for wooden — Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C in the color Pure, which is what I used on all the walnut wooden in our grasp toilet, and Watco Danish Oil in dark walnut, which is what I used on my walnut WaterRower within the house 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 attempt 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 fabricated from 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 shocked 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 gorgeous medium brown end. (Bonus factors if you’ll find my cat within the image beneath. 😀 )

I’m more than happy with how this turned out. And now Matt might be joyful that the desk high has some safety on it, so we received’t break the desk fully. The colour really goes properly with the wooden blinds within the room.

The desk high has one piece of wooden that’s significantly lighter than the remaining in its pure shade. It wasn’t so noticeable when the entire thing was a light-weight shade, 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 all the items are going to take end in the very same manner.

I’ve change into a giant 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 unsure how both of these would work on one thing like a eating desk that will get common use. Once we are capable of flip this room again right into a breakfast room, and I can have a eating desk in right here once more, I could be tempted to discover a desk that I can end myself in order that I can provide one in every of these merchandise a attempt on it.

Individuals ask me regularly what end I might advocate for eating tables, and as of proper now, the Normal Finishes Excessive Efficiency Topcoat (which is a water-based polyurethane) is my favourite, fingers down. However it could be good to search out an alternate end, and an oiled end could be a very good possibility. Hopefully Future Kristi could have a possibility to search out out! 😀