Questions tagged [physical-protection]

Protecting wood from physical damage such as scratches or dents

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Additional layer of protection over polymerized linseed oil that maintains feel

I recently finished a pine table with 100% polymerized linseed oil (Tried and True), however would like to retain the natural feel of the wood while protecting it more. Ideally looking for something ...
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Is it possible make the surface of wood harder?

I'm planning to build a countertop for the kitchen out of glued 1 x 1 pieces of pine. I have glued the pieces together and it looks good, but after working with it for a while, I have realized that it ...
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Birch interior door sealer?

I recently bought beautiful hollow core paint grade birch skin interior doors. I do not want to paint or add a gloss/sheen to them. I want to maintain the colour, texture and authenticity of the wood ...
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Protect wood furniture legs from damage

I have wooden furniture (bed and more) with feet which look like this: There are thin weak parts which get chipped away easily. I have a vacuum cleaner like this one: Which is old and with ...
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What is this happned to my furniture

I have a closed room where I keep some furniture which is made up of engineered wood. By closed, I mean I dont keep windows open. Also in that room, I keep wet cloths to dry on cloths drying stand ...
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What is damaging this finished oak surface?

I have a lovely oak table; most of its surface looks as pristine as the day I got it, e.g.: Parts of the table surface are getting damaged -- the finish is wearing off and the pores of the grain are ...
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Preserving a Dead Branch AS IS for a Staff

I found a dead branch in the woods that I want to preserve and turn into a wizard staff for a cosplay/Halloween costume. The branch was very dead when I found it, so I think it's pretty dry, and I ...
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What are the precautions to take when working with Desert Ironwood

I have little to no knowledge on wood and woodworking. That's why I'm here. I got my hands on a piece of Desert Ironwood that I would like to use for a knife handle. I am worried since this wood is ...
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Protective disc between moving pieces of wood

I have a multi-tiered sewing box that has articulating wooden arms on the outside (the tiers slide out similar to some tackle boxes). I recently re-finished the wood but when I took it apart I noticed ...
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Does burning wood increase any mechanical proprieties?

I've seen wood being burned for spears in movies. I've also seen people burn wood for Sho Sugi Ban finishing technique. But.... Does burning wood increase any mechanical proprieties? Are there any ...
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How can I protect a desk top made from softer wood?

A follow up to this question, which established that the hardness of the wood is less important than how you protect the surface. Suppose I use a very easily dented wood, let's say Chestnut(Hardness ...
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Unobtrusive ways to protect plywood corners?

I'm building a bunch of cabinets out of 3/4" plywood. The corners are beveled so there's no ugly plywood "end grain" showing in the joints. While the joint looks fantastic, I'm concerned that the ...
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How to finish a branch to keep the bark (partially) on?

My son found a nice thick branch that I want to turn into a walking stick for him. Unfortunately, I can't tell what kind of wood it is exactly. The bark is still partially on and doesn't seem loose. ...
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How can I achieve a raw, unfinished look to my project while protecting it from water and physical abuse?

I am creating an oak table top that will undoubtedly be exposed to a certain level of physical abuse (e.g., plates sliding across the surface) and water (e.g., glasses placed without a coaster, spills)...