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Old 09-15-2011, 08:01 PM   #1
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So I have two pieces of wood that came out of the cabinets overhead the stove when I tore everything out. I've kept all the wood that I removed to reuse as needed - and these two pieces STINK to high heaven - 30 years of grease and grime. I was going to toss them on the burn pile in the back yard.

However - 30 years of grease and grime also gave these funky pieces the most beautiful sheen - I mean gorgeous. A deep dusty orange brown red color and the grain is stark black in contrast with a shine to it that's so pretty. Gorgeous grain. So I kept them.

Can I do anything with these pieces - at all- that will defunk them or contain the funk at least without destroying the color that's saturated in over the years? I'm afraid to scrub them with a cleaner since it might destroy the tone. Will a sealant like shellac actually adhere at all?

Maybe I should just clear-coat a piece to see what happens and stop pondering over it?

Or am I just a weirdo?

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Old 09-16-2011, 05:10 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure that funky sheen you like will also keep anything from sticking to it.

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Yeah - that's what happened. I coated a small portion with a layer of matt poly, today - no takie . . .now it's just a funky smelly sticky gross mess.

But it's pretty - I took some photos of the grain, I'll turn it into wall art. . . tossed the wood on the burnpile.

That settles it - I'm a little crazy
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Nothing like some good greased saturated wood to help get that burn pile going.
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haha - but it was so pretty
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