A pal gave me this old weathered Horsnaes teak chair that was in pretty bad form. So, right here is my Danish teak chair restoration. This is my 1st try at doing something like this but hopefully I can share some guidelines with you that could support with your restoration.
As you can see the chair was in genuinely poor shape. It look as even though it had been sitting outdoors and the cushions have been covered in cat hair. A humorous factor to note is that the back was on backwards.
An original ad for the Horsnaes chair by S. A. Andersen.
Chair prior to
Chair prior to
The chair taken apart. Make confident when you are taking a piece apart, you label and preserve track of your hardware. Get images if you need to have to. There had been only 6 screws that held this chair collectively so it was fairly straightforward trying to keep track of almost everything.
First I necessary to clean the teak. Fine steel wool and mineral spirits were utilised to scrub the timber. You may want to scrub, rinse and let dry to see if you need to repeat.
I felt like I needed to sand the wood to get a more even coloration. It had been outside way to lengthy. I employed a extremely fine sand paper to even out the grain. If you make a decision to sand teak, make sure to cover your mouth and nose. You do not want to breathe teak dust. This is 1 side cleaned and sanded.
Now the exciting element! I researched a lot about “Danish Oils” Important! Make positive your oil DOES NOT have hardeners or varnishes. This is a photos of the 2 sides, one oiled and one not.
Soon after my research I determined to go with Star Brite, a marine grade teak oil. I was really pleased with the outcomes.
Rub oil into the wood with a lint cost-free cloth (I utilised an outdated t-shirt). Let it soak in for about 15-20 min and then wipe dry. I then allow the chair sit for a couple of hrs and could see that it required an additional coat. In the finish, I employed 4 coats of oil. The wood was quite thirsty.
My chair utilized Fagas Straps as many of the Danish chairs do. I identified http://www.fagasstraps.com and also identified out that they are the only firm that imports these unique straps in the U.S.
The Fagas straps are genuinely straightforward to set up, you don’t want to know anything about upholstery. Hook a single side in, and pull towards you with the chair against your entire body and hook in the other side. You don’t have to be the Hulk to set up them both.
Final strap becoming installed.
I didn’t want to takle the upholstery myself so I sent that out. I chose a gray wool nubby Maharam Outback 151 by Kvadrat. The final few tasks exactly where I have essential fabric I have gone to Modern day-materials.com. They have a wonderful variety, wonderful pricing and you can get samples.
I have to say, that fabric option seems to be fairly great with the teak frame.
One particular much more close up
The chair all assembled and finished.
Teak oil http://www.starbrite.com
Fagas Straps http://www.fagasstraps.com
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