Unfinished wood coffee table

robynegreeneSeptember 14, 2013
I recently purchased this new coffee table and the wood is completely unfinished. I want to preserve the raw appearance of the wood but would also like to be able to wipe it clean (and place drinks down on it). Any suggestions for how I can treat it? I don't want it to look shiny!!! Could I just treat the top or do I have to treat the entire thing?
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I wonder if tung oil might be what you are looking for!!!

Just found this online........Our pure Tung Oil will not build a gloss finish or heavy finish, but will penetrate deeply into the wood to enhance character and water resistance while creating a great wood finish.
    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 4:24PM
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Barnhart Gallery
I'd paste wax it.
    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 4:39PM
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I have a set of craftsman-built oak stairs that I couldn't stand to urethane yet wanted durability. After checking with the master builder and getting his endorsement, I used oil, wiping and fine sanding between coats to approximately 5 coats (until the oil would no longer absorb into the wood). About 6 years later, the stairs are still like new.
    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 4:44PM
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MS Colours Inc
You might try a flat poly.
1 Like    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 9:00PM
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what kind of flat poly would you reccommend?
    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 5:26PM
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