I own several pieces of teak vintage modern furniture, and also have
previously built a couple of very simple pine board bookcases. I would
like to finish them (ideally with some sort of rub-on oil) so that they
match more or less in color with the reddish teak I have. I realize
that pine and teak are very different woods, but I am only looking for
a superficial resemblance. Is there an oil I can buy or mix to make my
Thanks a lot for your help!
Sat, Mar 5, 2005, 3:09pm (EST+5) email@example.com (Edwin Pawlowski) says:
Just put a coat of JOAT yellow on everything and it will all match.
That's basically a good idea. Except, now I'm thiniking of using
red for furniture, and saving the yellow for the shop.
Paint it red. Vintage modern red.
Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong.
- David Fasold
Not really. "Modern" in design usually refers to a specific period from
the 40s to the 60s and the schools that characterize it. By that
standard we're 'post modern'. So yeah, I'd say 50-year-old modern
furniture is 'vintage modern'.
Well, not everything that Hans Wegner & friends did was great, but there
were some really nice pieces. Like anything else that gets overdone, there
are some 'unfortunates'. See the recent thread regarding some of the A&C
sideboards for examples.
who remembers some of that era, and is glad that we survived, in many ways.
Alright, thanks a lot. I'll look into the veneer. That's actually how
one of the pieces is made anyhow. I might as well go through the extra
effort to make my house look nice and stop being lazy. <sigh>
It might be easier, cheaper, and look better, to just go to Scandinavian
Designs, or Ikea or similar, and buy the new bookshelves. Knocked down in
Move the pine stuff to another portion of the house.
Tastes change. All the time. Save the shop work for something important,
and creative of your own.
If we can be serious for a minute, a few years ago I donated a bench or end
table to the auction for the benefit of a choral society, pine or white oak
or such. The woman who bought it asked for a bench for her bedroom, and
could I make it match her teak furniture as well as I could. So I gave it a
try. I started with a Behlen hickory stain, and played around with
mixtures. I added some medium mahogany, and got closer, but too red.
Finally added some green, and got a pretty good color on white oak.
Customer liked it.
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