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Video: How to Care for your Wood Dining Room Table


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If you are the proud owner of an Olde Good Things handcrafted dining room table or you own a farm table made of the woods listed in the video, you may have many questions on how to well maintain and clean your dining room table.

There are generally two types of finishes we use:

1. Conversion Varnish: We also refer to this as our lacquer finish. This finish is generally used for hardwoods such as: walnut, maple, mahogany, oak industrial flooring etc.
2. Oil / Varnish: This is three-part mixture which consists of marine varnish, tong oil and mineral spirits. We use this finish on our farm tables, which are made from reclaimed white pine and other pines as well as on our reclaimed oak.

These two finishes are both stain resistant and water resistant. In caring for your dining room tables, we suggest using a mild soap and water for everyday use. This will clean grease and stains etc. We recommend Guardsman, a spray furniture polish to bring back the luster in your table.

For the farm tables when scratched you can easily touch it up with a Minwax pencil stain sold at Home Depot. Use either dark or light depending on the color of your table. A provincial stain is usually good for our tables. Then wipe over with natural Danish Oil and wipe off to revitalize your table. This is also sold at Home Depot.

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