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Subject: Nakashima table

Nakashima table

From: Robert Klein <robertsantiques>
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2007
Martin O'Brien <martinjob [at] earthlink__net> writes

Zbynek Jonak <zjonak [at] yahoo__com> writes

>>We are treating several pieces of furniture at a private residence.
>>One of the pieces is a large Nakashima dining table which has
>>developed a dull, sticky finish. ...
>Unless the wax fails to give you proper color saturation, I would
>not attempt to apply tung oil.  You might consider contacting the
>Nakashima Studio.  I believe they are still quite active in New
>Hope, PA

In my opinion, contacting the Nakashima Studio as Mr. O'Brien has
suggested would be an important step. If I remember correctly from a
Discovery TV learning production, his daughter and son are
continuing the business.

    George Nakashima Woodworker, S.A.
    1847 Aquetong Road
    New Hope, PA 18938
    Fax: 215-862-2103
    info [at] nakashimawoodworker__com

Perhaps there is catalogue number on the table whereas the precise
coating could be verified.  I would not recommend cleaning with
steel wool as you would most likely contaminate the surface with
particles of steel wool becoming embedded in the coating.  Again, as
Mr O'Brien stated, a cleaning, after solvent testing would be in

Robert Klein
Roberts Antiques Restoration
Pensacola, Fl

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Received on Saturday, 6 October, 2007

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