Finishing table

Old 06-26-01, 07:35 AM
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I have an unfinished cypress kitchen table that has been stored in a barn for a number of years. It looks "dry" and has some cracks in the wood. Before sanding and finishing, is there something that I can apply to the wood to make it less "dried-out"?
Old 06-27-01, 07:03 PM
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Putting a new finish on the piece will probably be all the help it needs to restore it's beauty. The ads you see about 'nuturing' and 'feeding' (either wood or finish) are pure hogwash (to put it mildly.)

A case in point. Take your piece and wipe it down with a rag wet with lacquer thinner. Take a look at it while it's wet. That's what it will look like if you do nothing but put a clear finish on it - no oiling, no stain, nothing but a finish.

Get the point?

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