The Briwax Guy reflects on Rescuing a Teak Danish modern (from the 1950’s) table
A friend recently told me that her dining room table, the one that her mother had given her, was starting to look bad – mostly the finish was looking old and tired. White spots, dullness, and scratches were really starting to show on this lovely piece. None of the sprays or liquid formula wood care products was improving the piece for more than an hour or so and then it was right back to the old look.
The white spots were raised from the surface of the table and felt rough to the touch. Water is usually the cause of the raising of the wood and water most definitely is the cause of any white spots. This is a tabletop, of course and using the table regularly will cause these types of things to happen.
To remedy the situation and restore the tabletop back to an almost pristine condition I used Teak Briwax for a perfect match to the Teak wood table. The homeowner thought that the table was solid teak but upon examination it was determined that the top was a teak wood veneer. Veneer is not really a problem but you have to remember that the thin, less than an 1/8 inch thick, tabletop is glued down to a substrate. Veneer is used for its beauty and the wood will go farther in a thin layer of wood than a solid piece of wood ¾ inch thick will. Veneer is real wood, only it is sliced off of a log versus cut into individual boards. Veneer is used because it can extend the natural beauty of wood over a wider range versus a board.
The almost antique Modern Danish tabletop has been restored to its original condition even after all these years. Briwax works because it does NOT evaporate after use. The inherent cleaning solvent in Briwax evaporates and leaves a thin film of beeswax to protect and beautify the piece. The homeowner will now maintain this table with Briwax.
Everyone is happy, especially the homeowner . . .
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Briwax will turn into a liquid in hot weather from sitting in a hot delivery truck all day. This in no way diminishes the quality of the product. Simply allow the container to come to room temperature to return to a paste form.