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Oak table coming apart

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bobdylannumber1 Thu 23-Apr-20 20:05:59

I have an oak kitchen table its fabulous I love it its about 5 years old mayne more bit its coming apart I think it's from washing and nit drying it can anyone advise me

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ChocolateCakeMix Thu 23-Apr-20 20:25:34

Some times oak can shrink over time and split and there isn't much that can be done...is it near a radiator? That won't help if it is

chillichutneysarnie Thu 23-Apr-20 20:30:59

I would recommend a product called Osmo oil. If you sand down the table, use colour matched filler for any cracks that bother you, and coat with two or more coats of clear matt Osmo PolyX oil, it will protect the table from moisture when you wipe it. It's not glossy like a varnish so it's a lovely natural finish.

Longdistance Thu 23-Apr-20 20:36:55

We’ve a massive split in our oak dining table. It’s a butterfly leaf table and been to Oz and back in the last 12 years. We thought it may be the heat. Our sideboard has splits on the top and one of the doors.

Buxbaum Fri 24-Apr-20 09:22:17

Is it solid oak or does it have a veneer? It's hard to tell from your image but it looks like there could be some veneer lifting at one corner.

wowfudge Sat 25-Apr-20 11:51:36

I think it looks like veneer lifting too.

bobdylannumber1 Sat 25-Apr-20 22:51:14

Thanks for replies I thought it was solid oak but now I think it looks like veneer its quiet shiny if it is veneer can I stil sand it down I domt want to totally ruin it

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Buxbaum Sun 26-Apr-20 22:57:22

No, you can’t sand veneer back. It usually has to be glued back down.

Inforthelonghaul Mon 27-Apr-20 07:40:01

We have a massive oak table, one of those bespoke oak ones you used to see in garden centres etc about 10 yrs ago. It’s made of lots of solid planks that are somehow squashed together. Over the years some quite big gaps have appeared between the planks on the table top, several big enough to trap crumbs. It’s just how it’s made and I guess adds to the character, I suspect drying out and age have contributed. No veneer and sanding back won’t help.

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