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  1. Wood Finishing
    I'm going to turn a dining room table centerpiece or platter on my wood lathe and put a turn table ring on the bottom. It's 15 inches in dia. and it will consist of three one inch thick pieces of Teak wood rounds that are glued together. I have Mahoney's utility oil and was thinking that that...
  2. Wood Finishing
    Its been a few days since I picked up this beautiful bargain 2.4 m solid teak display table to use for my kitchen island/ diner. The plan for it was for the top to be refinished and we would be set to reuse it. I have noticed now that it has a slight sag in the centre. The sag difference is...
  3. Wood Finishing
    I have picked up a bargain Teak table at my local store and I want to use at my main kitchen dinner table.. that means kids will be eating and crumbs and water spills and all that. Reason was it was a bargain was it was display and had large water marks that I figured I can sand out and...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm asked to help decide what type of wood, would be appropriate for a high-end "full wall paneled" hallway, with simple crown, base, and chair-rail moldings. We want an unobtrusive wood with not much figure... because in a large hallway...too much wood figure would get distracting and...
  5. Woodworking Videos
    Check out this video that displays how to Jim installs teak cabinetry in Miami in this weeks episode and showcases other work that was done in the penthouse condo of his client. I appreciate the feedback, share with your friends and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello, I purchased lately an old wooden outdoor dining set, the colour is faded and needs TLC, I have started by cleaning it with high pressure water pump, I noticed that the wood looked like it was already painted and I was able to peal it off while spraying, I assumed this was teak wood, now...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    In 1991 I planted some Teak trees in Costa Rica. They are now over 20 and I'd like to cash in on some of them. I'm being offered peanuts by foresters for the wood ($1/bf on the stump) and so am considering making some product. I've worked wood all my life, but never more than hobby. I am...
  8. Joinery
    I have 3 double wide out swinging patio doors (door frames are 60" wide x 94" high [yes, slightly less than 8'] ). These doors face south and receive blowing rain when it storms here in northern California. All six doors have dry rotted at the bottom - I'm finding pieces of the doors on the...
  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi All I came across this forum while doing a search for a solution to my "too much teak oil" problem :) I month ago I purchased a Danish mid-century teak dining table. When it was delivered it looked fine but it did have a light smell of what I thought was varnish but it turned out to be...
  10. Wood Finishing
    Hi, I have an unfinished solid teak table that I've been working on. I've run into a problem though in an attempt to remove a small water stain, I ended up sanding more in a specific area (the water stain is long gone). What I've found now is the grain in that area has little mini tears or...
  11. General Woodworking Discussion
    Recently, I purchased teak outdoor patio furniture. I was told by everyone it needs to be treated with teak oil so I bought Waco Teak Oil Finish and it turned the furniture a golden color. It doesn’t look bad but I prefer the pale color of the wood prior to treating. What I would like to...
  12. Wood Finishing
    Greetings! I have a few basic questions regarding staining and painting and was hoping someone could educate me a bit on the subject. I am in the process of constructing a backgammon board and was wondering when I should paint the pattern onto the board: before or after I stain the wood? I...
  13. Forestry & Milling
    I am not sure if this is where this question goes, but here goes. I need a teak alterantive. I live in hawaii and am building spearguns. Commonly, teak is used in spear guns becasue of its resistance to water and ability to handle the marine environment. However, its too expensive here in...
  14. Wood Finishing
    Can any one help me with this. I have black lacquer custom furniture and a large teak curio sitting n the middle of it. I hate to lacquer it so I though ebonizing would be good. I know teak is an oily wood, but does anyone know how I can do it. Thanks.
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