Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Update on the Ercol sideboard

I attacked the dark ring stain with lemon juice, then with a paste of bicarbonate of soda and a little water.  It's fading, slowly!

Still a bit more elbow grease involved, I think, but I'm getting there :)

I also attacked some scuffed areas to reduce their impact, visually.  I remember cutting open a Brazil nut with my mother when I was a child, and being shown how to rub it across scuffs and scratches to blend them in.  I decided that this was the method I would try with the sideboard.
I started with a lightly scuffed area on a door.  You can see the Brazil nut cut in half - it doesn't matter if the nut is old and rancid even, it's the oil that's going to do the work for you!

About one minute later, what scuffs?
Here's an area that was quite badly scuffed at the bottom left hand corner.
This is after a minute of rubbing with the cut side of the Brazil nut.

And after another minute, it's looking pretty good.

So, this is what it looks like from a normal viewing perspective :-)

I'm quite pleased with myself - what do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I wonder what's special about brazil nut oil. I'm sure I read that Danish oil is made from a relative of the brazil, actually...


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