Oak vaneer treatment

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Richard Nicholson, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. dorset eddie

    dorset eddie New Member

    On the subject of why some people report using Danish Oil on veneered doors without incident... (me included)
    On being told recently by a supplier that I should DEFINTELY not use Danish oil on their veneered doors, I told them that I bought 7 of the same doors from them 8 years ago, and they still look great, no sign of the glues being compromised by the oil. So I asked a carpenter friend why he thought my doors were okay. He said, manufacturers have been steadily reducing the thickness of veneer on doors over the last few years. When I bought mine, he says the veneer may have been say 3mm thick, and as I'd applied the oil with a cloth, it wouldn't soak in enough to affect the glue. These days, he says, the veneer on many doors is only 1mm deep, and therefore it is now a lot more likely that Danish Oil will penetrate the veneer and reach the glues.

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