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What kind of oil can you use to season a wood table?

Asked by andrew (16358points) November 22nd, 2006
I got my kitchen table, but it's untreated beech. IKEA advises me to use their [Swedish word]-brand oil, but I'm sure that some other type of oil will do. What can I use? Olive oil?
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ben's avatar
Mineral oil
nomtastic's avatar
yup. mineral oil. olive oil will be sticky.
skfinkel's avatar
orange oil.
gailcalder's avatar
Tung oil, but it needs several coats. Google for techniques
hossman's avatar
Lemon oil or linseed oil.
hossman's avatar
OMG, not olive oil, it will darken the wood and your furniture will smell like salad dressing.
wkolker22's avatar
Boiled linseed oil
lilakess's avatar
We got these nice Cherry pieces, coffee table and bookshelf, and with them came something called Feed-N-Wax. It's bees wax and orange oil, very nice.
andrew's avatar
If I've already started using mineral oil, can I switch to lemon oil?
Deaner3D's avatar
Not a good idea to switch if you want a nice finished product. You can sand off the old oil, clean the surface, and start applying lemon oil. Personally I like linseed oil.

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