Go Back   Customers Suck! > Community > Off Topic > Life Advice

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Wooden bowl care
  #1  
Old 03-12-2019, 07:07 PM
Pixelated Pixelated is offline
Area Manager
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Bookholm
Posts: 1,576
Default Wooden bowl care

Among the treasures in my storage unit, I've come across a handmade wooden bowl that I bought while doing an article on a woodworker, during my first real journalism job.

Okay, enough sentiment.

I don't have a clue what kind of wood it is, but I can tell you it's "distressed" wood. Given what it's been through (stored in a non-climate-controlled storage unit) I'm amazed it hasn't disintegrated into toothpicks already.

Can anybody recommend some oil to help extend its life?
__________________
Customer service: More efficient than a Dementor's kiss
~ Mr Hero
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 03-12-2019, 08:43 PM
csquared's Avatar
csquared csquared is offline
Loanshark IT
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: On the verge of Cumming... GA
Posts: 1,406
Default

What do you plan to use it for?

As old as you describe it is, I would not use it for food serving. As such, a cleaning with Murphy's should do it good. Then I would use Butcher's wax.
__________________
Life is too short to not eat popcorn.
Save the Ales!
Toys for Tots at Rooster's Cafe
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 03-12-2019, 10:09 PM
Ironclad Alibi's Avatar
Ironclad Alibi Ironclad Alibi is offline
Chairman of the Board
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Inside The Beltway.
Posts: 4,647
Default

You could go to a craft show, find a woodworker who makes that type of bowl and ask them.

Or look on Google. For example:

How to Restore Old Dry Wood Bowls
__________________
"I don't have to be petty. The Universe does that for me."
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 03-13-2019, 04:41 AM
Pixelated Pixelated is offline
Area Manager
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Bookholm
Posts: 1,576
Default

csquared: It's decorative only. At most it might have some potpourri in it, or Christmas decorations ... stuff like that. I never intended to use it for food. Thanks for the recommendations!

Ironclad Alibi: I don't know if there are wood shows in my area but will keep an eye out for one. Also, at the moment, the bowl doesn't feel particularly dry ... to my surprise.
__________________
Customer service: More efficient than a Dementor's kiss
~ Mr Hero
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old 03-13-2019, 08:20 AM
greek_jester's Avatar
greek_jester greek_jester is offline
Area Manager
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Norfolk, UK
Posts: 1,206
Default

I'd try actual beeswax. It feeds the wood, and leaves a nice scent. Since you're not intending to use it for food storage there's no need to worry about disinfecting it.
__________________
"It is traditional when asking for help or advice to listen to the answers you receive" - RealUnimportant

Rev that Engine Louder, I Can't Hear How Small Your Dick Is - Jay 2K Winger

The Darwin Awards The best site to visit to restore your faith in instant karma.
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old 03-13-2019, 03:48 PM
Ironclad Alibi's Avatar
Ironclad Alibi Ironclad Alibi is offline
Chairman of the Board
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Inside The Beltway.
Posts: 4,647
Default

Having watched a couple of You Tube videos about restoring things, I looked for ones on restoring wooden bowls. I found a few.
__________________
"I don't have to be petty. The Universe does that for me."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.