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    Staining/Finishing Reclaimed Timber Table

    You could try a finish that sits on top of the wood, which is a lot more forgiving when dealing with softwood or mixed woods. I recently refinished the tops of some second hand side tables and used 3 coats of Ronseal DiamondHard Interior varnish in walnut to get a dark oak finish (I actually...
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    Gold Paint

    Depending on what you're using it for you could try Rub 'n' Buff, which produces a very realistic metallic effect. It produces great results for things like picture frames, but is wax based so finishing may be an issue.
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    Refinishing dark oak top on a dresser

    Hi all, My girlfriend has bought a second hand dressing table in a dark oak finish (or dark teak, it seems a bit warmer than dark oak). The dresser is in good condition other than the top, which has a big patch of water damage that's stripped off the finish and gone grey, and whatever original...