Refinish Wood with Coconut Oil

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Kim Biegacki Recipe
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Kim's notes for this recipe:
Now I know that probably many of you already knew about this; however, I didn't and so I thought I would share just in case a few other people might not know & want to try it too. I love anything that I can do to restore something naturally. We always have coconut oil and so I was excited to try this out. How to refinish wood with coconut oil. The coconut oil will re-hydrate the wood, restore the natural color and remove old musty smells if there is any.

--I recently acquired some wooden pieces from family members that would of otherwise been thrown away and tried the coconut oil on them.
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This is a very old stool that I brought home that they would of thrown away otherwise. So, I wanted to try this technique with it.
It most certainly has brought back it's natural color to the wood but this one may need sanded on top...not sure.
This is a cutting board I made in wood shop when I was in 7th or 8th grade. I thought it could use some TLC from the coconut oil too.
This looks so much better now.
This cutting board would have also been thrown away but I thought it was a really neat one so I brought this home too. I tried taking a pic before but the flash didn't take so it was a dark photo. But it really made a difference on this one as well. It looks a lot richer and wood grain looks deeper too.

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user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Sep 22, 2013
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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Sep 22, 2013
WOW, it really made a difference on your cutting board.
BTW, I love it.......the pig is so cute.
user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Sep 22, 2013
Thanks Cindy :-)
user Nancy R Robeyone - Sep 22, 2013
Kim, Thanks so much! I had a commercial product for cutting boards that I ran out of. I have 3 beautiful solid wood cutting boards that I need to condition and I have coconut oil in the cabinet! Going to take it out right now so I do not forget! YEA!!!!!!
user Nancy R Robeyone - Sep 22, 2013
Just did it and it looks like new!

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