Strip me bare

 

This heavily lacquered table was about 7 years old, scarred by water marks, kiddy graffiti and day-to-day scratches. It was screaming "Repair me!" Stripping the lacquer, we found uneven joints and lines that needed fine tuning, natural cracks mended with pink(!) fillers and a random insertion of a darker Teak piece was sticking out way more than was acceptable. Initially, the owner wanted to conceal as much as possible, the dark strip. Despite coming up with five darker stains in the hopes of blending it, the tempting beauty of natural Teak prompted the owner to accept its original flaw and keep its natural colour. We think that's a good call!

 

The restoration 

 
   BEFORE: Lacquered teak table hides the natural beauty of the teak wood.

 

BEFORE: Lacquered teak table hides the natural beauty of the teak wood.

   AFTER: Teak coffee table finished with clear OSMO wood oil.

 

AFTER: Teak coffee table finished with clear OSMO wood oil.