mid century upcycled chairs and varnish / stain colour

Lakhvinder Matharu
8 July, 2019

Hi , im having a pair of mid century chairs upcycled and re-upholstered. I wondered if anyone could please recommend a varnish colour. The chairs are very similar to the one in picture attached . I like the colour of tje stain. Any ideas on what it is please?

Comments (5)

  • Resh

    That looks like simple varnished mahogany, like lots of 60's G Plan furniture?

  • Kathy

    It was probably teak as lots of 70s furniture was made from this wood. I remember it well!

  • E D

    Yes 60s and 70s wooden furniture was often, but not exclusively teak.

    The chairs in the photo look lighter than teak to me.

    GPlan and other makers often used a veneer though.

    You could perhaps use a teak (colour) oil, stain or varnish if you like that darker colour.

  • Beano

    If they are teak I can show you what danish oil does after about 6 coats! It will be two posts as pics are on separate tablets

    Without stain, raw teak

  • Beano

    Stained with danish oil

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