Furniture Restoration: Teak Dining Table

This dining table was made up of solid lengths of teak jointed together with floating tongues. These had previously been “repaired” using what looked like silicone sealer(!) and hadn’t been clamped up properly or even made flush at the ends.

Repairs and restoration involved re-doing the jointing, routing the ends straight and planing some of the boards which wouldn’t separate in order to get the top looking reasonably flat and uniform.

The table had also been stained with quite an uneven red stain and had lots of dents and white filler in the gaps so there was quite a bit of touching-in to do here and some localised staining to get everything even before adding a cold stain to kill the red and bring back a more natural tone. Finally, we finished the table top in shellac and then wax.


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