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Offline Brandon

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Walnut table with Surfix oil
« on: June 21, 2014, 04:17 PM »
I'll get some better pictures when it's done but here is a walnut table I'm doing and I decided to oil it with the heavy duty Surfix. The table design is a variation of something I found looking around online. I had some short lengths of really thick walnut laying around my shop so I obviously used them for the legs.

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Offline CarolinaNomad

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 05:46 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2014, 06:02 PM »
Good looking asymmetrical concept you have there.  [thumbs up]
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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2014, 07:04 PM »
That is fabulous!  I will be stealing that design for sure.  How did you like the Surfix application procedure?

Peter

Offline Brandon

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2014, 07:33 PM »
Thanks everyone.
I really enjoy using the Surfix system. It's a really simple way to get a nice oil finish. Typically I spray my cabinetry and furniture pieces with lacquer or conversion varnish but sometimes you really just want the look that only oil can provide. It really gave this walnut a nice deep color. Hard to really see in the pictures on took on my iPhone. These pictures are after just one coat, I put a second on today actually.

I've used the Surfix system a few times now, I refinished 9 teak tables with the outdoor oil for a restaurant near me. They turned out great, I'm curious to see they hold up outside but they looked great when I dropped them off.
I've done few other indoor projects with the heavy duty for customers and I've been very happy with the results.
I'll attach some other pictures of Surfix projects.
Thanks again

Can't seem to find pics of the maple butcher block I did but it looked great also

Offline Brandon

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2014, 07:47 PM »
I forgot to mention that it was assembled with lots of 10x50 and 8x40 dominos. The Domino is probably my favorite tool festool makes. I'd really like to get the 700 but for now I do just fine with the 500

Offline CarolinaNomad

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2014, 07:55 PM »
Is the surfix a niana product? Or not in Canada thing
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Offline ScotF

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2014, 08:02 PM »
Surfix is available in the US. I have been thinking about adding this to my finishing arsenal - it looks like you have achieved some great results. Would really like to hear from experienced users on durability for chairs and a kitchen table...that is my next project and I want something that looks great and that is easy to repair if it gets damaged.

Thanks!

Scot

Offline Brandon

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2014, 08:08 PM »
Surfix is available in the US. I have been thinking about adding this to my finishing arsenal - it looks like you have achieved some great results. Would really like to hear from experienced users on durability for chairs and a kitchen table...that is my next project and I want something that looks great and that is easy to repair if it gets damaged.

Thanks!

Scot

I like the system a lot I terms of application and I haven't had any complaints about the durability yet. I plan to take a ride and look at the teak tables I did to see how it's held up the last 2 months. I'll post some pictures when I do.
I used the heavy duty on some of my own cutting boards when I first tried it out. So far I'm very pleased with how the finish has held up after much use and washes.
As for furniture I don't personally have any of the pieces I've used the oil on but I plan to do something for myself soon so I'll post some results when I have them. I'm sure touch up and repairs will be fairly easy, as they are with most oil products.

Offline ScotF

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2014, 01:31 AM »
Thanks, Brandon. Would love to see some update picks and hear your feedback.

Scot

Offline jacko9

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2014, 05:48 PM »
Great looking finish and I love the use of a little sap wood for contrast along with the nice figure.

Jack

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2014, 07:20 PM »
Looks awesome
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Offline Brandon

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2014, 07:50 PM »
Great looking finish and I love the use of a little sap wood for contrast along with the nice figure.

Jack

Thanks, I like to leave a little sap wood sometimes, the contrast is great in walnut

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2014, 08:05 PM »
I have the surfix system, though I have yet to use it.

We have rented a house in Georgia for the next two years where my spouse will be a senior Air Force Commander. The kitchen is huge, but there is no island, so I am probably going to build one, with half the top being a maple butcher block.

My question is whether the Surfix heavy duty oil is food safe or not. I'd like to use it for the project if it is, but I defer to you all, the experts for the right answer.

Cheers,

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2014, 09:05 PM »
That is one STOUTLY built beautiful looking table!
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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2014, 10:28 PM »
I have the surfix system, though I have yet to use it.

We have rented a house in Georgia for the next two years where my spouse will be a senior Air Force Commander. The kitchen is huge, but there is no island, so I am probably going to build one, with half the top being a maple butcher block.

My question is whether the Surfix heavy duty oil is food safe or not. I'd like to use it for the project if it is, but I defer to you all, the experts for the right answer.

Cheers,

Frank

You might want to check out Craft Art in Atlanta
They make beautiful butcher block counters and have a DYI line that's pretty sweet
They recommend waterlox or mineral oil/beeswax for a finish
I've used a mineral oil/beeswax finish on some end grain blocks with good results-burnishing it in with vlies

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Offline Acrobat

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2014, 09:35 PM »
Did you use suffix oil on the kitchen countertops?
I have something similar for my kitchen bench tops, and have been wondering if it would be firstly "food-safe" and secondly hard wearing around water spillage from the sink etc.


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Offline Rich Kline

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2019, 12:31 PM »
@Brandon any update or commentary on using Surfix outdoor on teak.  I have a bunch in my backyard.

@JoryBrigham do you use it on your outdoor bench?

Thanks,
Rich

Offline Cheese

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2019, 01:33 PM »
@Brandon any update or commentary on using Surfix outdoor on teak.  I have a bunch in my backyard.

@JoryBrigham do you use it on your outdoor bench?


I've been using it on outdoor teak furniture for the last 5 years. The furniture lives outdoors with a cover over the items to protect them from rain & snow. The furniture needs to be sanded & refinished yearly.  [sad]

Here's what it looks like in the spring after a year of use.






After it's refinished with Surfix Outdoors



Here are a couple of teak mats I made before & after 1 year of exposure. The mats are exposed 24/7 for about 8 months, that's the reason they're so much lighter in color than the table.


Offline Rich Kline

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2019, 02:58 PM »
@Brandon thanks for sharing.  Your stuff looks better than mine...

What grits do you sand up too?  I think I'll need to start at 80

Thanks,
Rich

Offline Cheese

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2019, 12:32 AM »
@Brandon thanks for sharing.  Your stuff looks better than mine...

What grits do you sand up too?  I think I'll need to start at 80

Not Brandon...don't know if he actually checked in...if he was at all interested he'd have at least left his thumbprint somewhere I presume.

However, I'd start at something greater than 80, try 120 or 150. If that's slow going then I'd drop it down a notch. Make it easy on yourself, start high and drop in grit size if you need to. I think the surface is sanded to 180/240 before the Surfix is applied.

Offline Rich Kline

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Re: Walnut table with Surfix oil
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2019, 12:39 AM »
thanks @Cheese