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Have a solid wood table finished: tin knot holes and cracks

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A high-quality solid wood table is often the highest of feelings when it comes to furnishing the dining or living room. Often you can have such a dining table made according to your own specifications so that the new dining table really meets all the necessary requirements – after all, a dining table usually accompanies us for many years. In addition to the right dimensions, many also want an individual look. One option for an individual look, which is currently becoming increasingly popular, is tinning knotholes and cracks. Knotholes and cracks in the table top are filled with pewter, which emphasizes the individual grain of a solid wood table and creates an interesting look.

Pouring pewter for an individual look

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The combination of wood and metal is nothing new and is currently mostly to be discovered in industrial style, but also welcomed in other furnishing styles. The tinning of knotholes and cracks takes the connection of wood and metal to a new level. By filling the knotholes with pewter, the solid wood table gets a special look depending on the type of wood – the natural grain of the respective wood is emphasized and alienated at the same time. If it is wood with a lot of knots, interesting patterns can arise. If the wood has a rather simple grain, it occasionally gets eye-catchers from the pewter. Woods with a very uniform grain are less suitable for tinning.

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The respective table model naturally also influences how the solid wood table with tinned knotholes looks overall. In the case of a dining table with a metal frame, it can look very harmonious, if it is a rather filigree table made entirely of wood, this creates contrasts, if it is a solid solid wood table, it emphasizes the rustic look of the table.

How exactly do you tin-plate knotholes and cracks??

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In order to refine a solid wood table with pewter, you need, as I said, a wood with a particularly lively grain – because where there are no knotholes or cracks, pewter cannot be poured in. With the solid wood dining tables from comnata-estisch.de For example, tinning is only offered on solid wood tables made of wild walnut and wild oak (oak and walnut with more knots).

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The affected knotholes and cracks must be prepared for tinning; loose and rotten wood particles are removed. Then the tin – preferably pure tin with a purity of 99.9% – is melted and, as soon as it is liquid, poured into the knotholes and cracks with a small ladle. In order to obtain an even surface, the excess tin is slowly peeled off and roughly smoothed shortly before it hardens. Finally, the surface is finely sanded so that everything is really even.

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