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  1. Wood Finishing
    I recently bought an Ikea Karlby Walnut veneer countertop to use as a workdesk / table for my computer. https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/karlby-countertop-walnut-veneer-70335212/ I want to apply natural Danish oil onto it. I hope this color will not change the current color or darken it too much...
  2. Wood Finishing
    Hi all. Newbie here. I have 3x IKEA Gerton tabletops that I need help finishing. They are made from solid beech. I'm attaching a photo that illustrates what it looks like out-of-box. I like the color, just need to protect it with a varnish. I've selected a matte water-based varnish that I'd...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and a relatively low-skilled woodworker. I need a workbench and have two Ikea oak laminated table tops (31"x49"x1.25") that I'm considering using as a top for the workbench. However, I have no idea whether this will work and I need some advice! I have had the...
  4. Wood Finishing
    Yesterday, my dog chewed one of my Ikea Akurum cabinet drawer fronts. Ikea does not sell them any more. I went to the local Ikea and asked about getting one. They had none left in stock. I asked about the 25 year warranty. They said if it failed they would "find" me one. So they'll find one for...
  5. Wood Finishing
    I got an Ikea Beech wood butcher block to use for a desk top. I wanted to stain it slightly darker. Did test patches on the underside: I sanded the wood with 100 and 250, used Minwax wood conditioner and Minwax Early American stain. The result was that the stain coloured the grain very dark...
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