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Posted by Henry in MI on September 10th, 2000 10:58 AM
In reply to Teak Wood by Margot on September 10th, 2000 08:32 AM [Go to top of thread]

Hi, Margot. This is a very complicated question because teak is so unlike our domestic hardwoods. One thing that I suggest you do NOT do is grab the first can of "teak oil" on the store shelf. There are at least 3 variations of products sold as "teak oil", some of which will cause you more problems.

In my opinion, your best bet is to buy or borrow a copy of Bob Flexnor's book Understanding Wood Finishing. Chapter 4 has a lot of information on this subject, too much to copy here. If you can't find this book at your library, it is available at most major local and web booksellers.

Henry in MI

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