50 yr. old Koa furniture to be repaired

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Old 01-12-10, 12:32 PM
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50 yr. old Koa furniture to be repaired

I intend to repair and refinish 50 yr. old Koa furniture. Currently all joints are weak or have come apart. The finish has wear therefore I will refinish. (1) What are the reccomended finishes for Koa? (2) Should I apply several coats oil to bring out the grain then seal? (3) What type of seal is reccomended (varnish, etc.)? Your shared knowledge will be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 01-12-10, 03:55 PM
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Not sure what Koa is, but if 50 yrs old, I would take all the joints apart, clean off as much old glue as practical, reglue with Titebond II, and refinish with a polyurethane in your choice of sheen.

Looked it up, Koa is primarily Hawaiian in nature. I stand with my statement.
 
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Old 01-12-10, 04:30 PM
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Thanks for the advice.

Furniture is older than I. Bought in Hawaii by parents before I was born. Goal is to refinish for mother to enjoy. I have worked with poly before. It is user friendly and holds up well.

Thanks Just Bill
 
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