Wood Refresher

We are doing much better in the Hengen household.  Les’ pain is pretty much under control.  The flu is gone.  We are gaining ground.  Yay!

I purchased this butter press from a lovely local shop, Log Cabin Collectibles, awhile ago.  I had a rectangular press already so I thought this one would go well with it.  You can see that the wood looks a little dry.  It is an antique after all.

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In the last year or so, I have seen this easy tip for refreshing wood in a few different places so I thought I would try it out.  You mix ¼ cup canola or olive oil with ¾ cup vinegar and then, using a rag, rub it into the wood.  I mixed about half the recipe but didn’t use it all.

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You can see the difference it makes to the wood in this photo.

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The wood looked so much better after using this mixture.  I don’t think it would work as a water repellent or anything like that but it did seem to bring richness to the colour of the wood.  Another small project completed!

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