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Restoring 60s wood sideboard. What product?

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veneeroftheweek Tue 12-Apr-16 21:32:20

I've just bought a 60s solid wood sideboard from a charity shop. It's in pretty good condition but the wood is slightly faded and there are a couple of cup rings on the top. Any suggestions for a good product that I can use to bring the wood back to life and possibly even get the marks out?

Flossiesmummy Tue 12-Apr-16 21:34:05

If it's solid wood, get a power sander on it, then finish with Danish oil in the colour of your choice.

If it's veneer, try a darker oil to cover the cup marks.

Hth smile

PigletJohn Tue 12-Apr-16 22:00:15

What makes you think it is solid?

veneeroftheweek Tue 12-Apr-16 22:10:43

I'm doubting myself now. I'm picking it up tomorrow so can't check until then. It might be veneer.

Starman16 Tue 12-Apr-16 22:14:45

If it is 1960s then it's highly unlikely it's solid - even the loveliest Danish modern pieces are usually veneered. Unless you are certain it's solid don't go anywhere near it with a sander or even sandpaper! Veneer can be ultra fine and if you lift it it's ruined. I used to work for a mid-century furniture dealer and we used tinted wax (Mylands if I remember correctly) applied with very fine wire wool (00 or 000) This will clean it and also go some way to masking cup rings - not usually possibly to completely remove them. Finish with a good spray polish - and continue to polish regularly to maintain.

veneeroftheweek Tue 12-Apr-16 22:21:11

That's great info Starman thank you. I think you're right, it must be veneer. I'll try the wire wool rather than do any sanding.

Thanks too Flossie's mummy. I'll investigate Danish oil and also the tinted wax.

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