Oak table tops have a great advantage – they can be restored with their own hands if damage appeared after some time. Similarly, wooden table legs can also be restored. It does not take much time and requires simple tools and materials.
It is not uncommon when a favorite piece of furniture loses its original appearance, and to buy a new one you simply do not have the financial means.
In such cases, furniture restoration can help. Let’s consider in more detail how to restore a table at home, what is important to consider and what steps should not be missed.
There are quite a few ways to restore furniture, ranging from a light “cosmetic” decoration to a major rework of the product.
Restoring an old table with your own hands is not so difficult, if it does not have any serious damage.
In this case, it will be enough to sandpaper and paint the old piece of furniture to make it shine in a whole new light.
The greatest scope for creativity opens up in the restoration of a wooden table. After all, various painting and pattern techniques, including the technique “decoupage” are perfectly applied to solid wood furniture pieces.
It is worth noting that the painting and various decorative techniques to the greatest extent are applicable to tables of small size. So can be made decoration, for example, a small desk or a compact coffee table. But to restore an oak folding model, additional resources may be needed.
Instructions for repairing a wooden tabletop
- Start by removing the pieces of wood resulting from the splitting of the countertop.
- Then dry and sand the surface well.
- Mix the sawdust with PVA glue to form a thick mass.
- Fill any voids created by sanding with this mortar.
- Place the countertop under the press for 24 hours to dry completely.
- After drying, cover the surface of the countertop with silicone and install it in place.
Tip: To get rid of deep scratches on the surface of the wooden tabletop, sand the tabletop with sandpaper and then sand it. To make the wooden surface glossy and shiny, use felt.
There are special restorative compositions, with the help of which the furniture is perfectly restorable.
Furniture hard wax seals dents, chips and scratches.
It allows the material to acquire additional moisture resistance and resistance to mechanical damage. Before applying it, it is melted with a lighter. Then it is applied and allowed to cool for 3 seconds. Then you remove the projecting residue with a box cutter and sand it down.
Wood. Only hardwoods are suitable for the kitchen. The tabletop is created by gluing a set board of wooden slats.
This contributes to the reliability and durability of the cloth. The edges and surface of the tabletop are carefully treated with oil to protect it from the aggressive effects of the environment.