Rainy Day Project: Rocking Chair Rehab

19 Aug

Another rainy weekend in Georgia. Yes, indeed. The list of outdoor activities was rather short today. However, I found something to work on. The rocking chairs at the cabin were dry and thirsty, and have been for quite some time. I decided on a linseed oil finish. I brushed it on the flat surfaces and used a cloth on the round surfaces.


In the beginning…



Test spot. It’s a go!


Before and after.


Finished product. What a difference. Much better!

I bought the oil at my local lumberyard/home improvement store. It was located with the paint stripper and mineral spirits.  You can find it at any hardware store or similar.


Klean-Strip. The brand I used.

What was your project from the weekend? Let me know!



Posted by on August 19, 2013 in House


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2 responses to “Rainy Day Project: Rocking Chair Rehab

  1. Fran

    August 19, 2013 at 7:42 am

    The chairs look great! How long must they dry before using?

    • thewritemyers

      August 19, 2013 at 7:46 am

      It probably depends on each chair individually, but I would say as soon as the oil has soaked in and the chair is dry to the touch would be fine. These have been sitting for about 18 hours now. They are ready to use.


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