French Oak Kitchen Table
This oak kitchen table looked out of place in a light and airy kitchen setting. The customer wanted to change the orange-coloured varnish finish and Mike suggested it was lightened by bleaching and given a ‘limed’ , durable finish. Mike used a water-based, white Japanese wood filler together with a water-based satin finish varnish. Mike transformed the table top and retained it’s patination; it is now ideal for use in a busy, family kitchen and can easily be wiped down with a damp cloth. The base was then painted with Farrow & Ball’s New White eggsell paint to match the kitchen units. The top now looks as a period table of its type should look and the painted base can easily be reversed in the future as the wood was prepared beforehand.