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Console table with mirror

comments (3) November 29th, 2013 in Reader's Gallery

Norwegian Norwegian, member
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Console table in oak with associated mirror. Finished with white soap.

Design or Plan used: My Own Design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, modern, white oak

Comments (3)

DesignerBuilder DesignerBuilder writes: That's a great looking finish with the white pigments remaining in the grain.

I am surprised by the endurance of a soap finish on bookshelves (Douglas fir) and a handrail (hemlock) that I own. The finish remains silky and durable enough for those uses. The soap I used in the first case was actually a shampoo and in the second case a liquid soap with quite a lot of glycerine. But, these are probably lighter finishes that are not compatible with much water, as far as I know.
Posted: 8:34 pm on May 30th

Norwegian Norwegian writes: Hi jheller

The soap finish is a typical Scandinavian way of finishing furniture and floors. I buy a ready to use liquid soap with white pigments in, and the application is similar to a wax finish.

Bob Flexner about soap finish.*CA2fZDU54sr2krs0g7NkJjT0SFXiwfo8GWSwUo5cTmgNGGwjVCRqC7boRlqEXKVpIA__/SoapFinish.pdf

And a Danish manufacturer about soap finish.
Posted: 9:58 am on December 2nd

jheller jheller writes: Table looks great. But I am awash in ignorance- how do you finish with white soap?
Posted: 1:12 pm on November 29th

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