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Wooden worktop heat resistance

Postby jav46088 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:20 am

Does anyone know how heat resistant a wooden worktop in a kitchen is? My new worktop has had three coats of oil but I am told that I can't even put a cup of tea down on it without it marking.
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Postby Oddbod » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:19 pm

Hi. Being a cabinet maker I'm obviously a great fan of wood, but not really as work surfaces that are expected to resist moisture, heat abrasion, oils & fats, tea, HP sauce etc etc.

Basically, they won't. Even with a lot of TLC they won't. That, I'm afraid, is wood for you.

We tend to call these years of use "patina" and pay a fortune for it in antique shops.

I have a table where a hundred years ago somebody put down a hot candle snuffer and scorched the surface. Makes a great tale and adds a good few quid to the value. However I imagine at the time sombody got a good clout round the ear for their carelessness.

Bot much compensation I know, but at least enjoy the moral superiority fact that goes with using a green material naturally finished!
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