Finishing Wood With 100% Pure Tung Oil, Using the Hub at Techshop.

Introduction: Finishing Wood With 100% Pure Tung Oil, Using the Hub at Techshop.

what you need

100% Pure Tung Oil
Rag or Cloth
Cardboard 
Frame to Oil... sanded and dust free

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Step 1: Finishing Wood With 100% Pure Tung Oil, Using the Hub at Techshop.

I have always used 100% Pure Tung Oil when I am finishing my frames. I used a Cherry wood frame for this Instructable. The reason why i use 100% pure Tung Oil, is that you only need one coat of oil. Yep that is what i said one coat. 

Put down cardboard to cover the work surface. I pour that oil in to a small dish, so i don't end up spilling the oil over everything. Dipping the rag in to the oil, putting a medium amount of oil on to the rag.  Rubbing the oil into the wood, moving the direction of the grain. If you happen to apply to much oil, you can just wipe the oil off. 

Let the oil set for 24 hours before use. 

thanks. 

Step 2: Finishing Wood With 100% Pure Tung Oil, Using the Hub at Techshop.

You may want to test a small piece of scrape wood to see what the finish is going to look like. i have pictures of a few different types of wood that I applied Tung Oil too. 

Poplar
Walnut
White Oak
Cherry

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    10 Discussions

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    RobertA341
    RobertA341

    Question 1 year ago on Step 2

    Can it be appled at 50 degreesF?

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    curbowman
    curbowman

    2 years ago

    Is it possible to stain the wood and then apply a tung oil finish?

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    lime3D
    lime3D

    7 years ago on Introduction

    How does tung oil compare to boiled linseed oil?

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    butynski
    butynski

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    remind me next time you are in the shop, and i can go over everything with you.

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    rimar2000
    rimar2000

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Nice finish. But here in Argentina, tung oil is quite expensive, around 18 dollars/liter. How much cost there?

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    butynski
    butynski

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    It is about $14 for a pint of Tung Oil here.

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    rimar2000
    rimar2000

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    WOW, that is expensive for me, one pint equals ~ 0.473 liter.

    But international prices are not comparable without other considerations, like average salary.

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    audreyobscura

    One coat! I'm sold! What kind of wood is in the first image of step 2?

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    butynski
    butynski

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Cherry, it is on the light side but it will darken with time.