DIY: Cheaply Beautify your Wood

By Conversation Gaming | Art & DIY | 26 Apr 2021


Hello everyone. I hope you're all doing well. Today I'd like to share with you how I made three wooden tables, two doors, and a chair look like new for around $5.

 

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Having lived on a sailboat for two years in San Diego, I've learned how important it is to maintain your wood.

 

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Ants and termites will come if you don't treat your wood, so it's better to just add a bit of lacquer every year or so depending on how much sun or water your wood gets. If you do a good job, indoor wooden furniture can look great for decades.

 

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Materials:

lacquer
sandpaper
knife
brush
rag
cardboard
elbow-grease

 

Before...

 

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I saved all of my pizza boxes for DIY projects like this. They're great for protecting surfaces from paint and lacquer.

 

After...

 

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You can't sit on the chair for a couple of days or your skin and clothes will absorb the lacquer and it will lose its shineyness.

 

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My landlord is moving to a new town and will rent out his whole house so I'll have to move soon. It's no problem. You can find a nice room here for around $100 a month. I'm just going to miss my best buddy, Moopy, the dog next door. I'll come by to visit her sometimes with some beef jerky. If I don't chew her food for her first, she'll just look at it and then at me with a disappointed look.

 

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The lacquer I used was a couple of months old so it wasn't as good as if it were new. It came out looking like wine and left behind a yellowish residue. It turned out fine in the end, but it's better to use a new bottle.

 

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I used an Oishi tea bottle which I cut the top off to hold the lacquer and brush. I've found that applying three layers over a couple of days works best. Thank you for reading about my DIY wood lacquer project. I hope you found this post useful. Have a nice day!

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