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How to Refinish Wooden Salad Bowls
A easy to follow tutorial on how to refinish wooden food bowls using non-toxic organic materials.

Posted by Victoria M. Published See Victoria M.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a bowl or basket. Refinishing Wooden Bowls - Step 1
    Step 1

    Set up your work area so your items are easily accessible. I started working on brown craft paper, and then left my bowls to dry on a trash bag I had set aside.

  • How to make a bowl or basket. Refinishing Wooden Bowls - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step 1: Start by sanding your bowls down with the steel wool. Start with the coarse wool, then the medium and finally the fine before all of your old varnish is gone.

  • How to make a bowl or basket. Refinishing Wooden Bowls - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 2: Using a clean cotton cloth wipe off all of the dust and steel wool remnants from the bowls. Using a new clean cotton cloth dip it into your bowl of walnut oil and coat your entire bowl inside and out. Leave the bowls upside-down on a trash bag to dry for 2 hours or until dry to the touch.

  • How to make a bowl or basket. Refinishing Wooden Bowls - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step 3: Re-coat your bowls again with the walnut oil and leave to dry for 24 hours. Re-coat one final time and allow to dry 24-48 hours until oil has hardened and bowls are dry to touch. The walnut oil will dry and harden into a natural varnish all on it's own-- once it's dry feel free to use them as normal.

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