Rubbing a Walnut on Wood Furniture?
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    Default Rubbing a Walnut on Wood Furniture?

    Has anyone ever heard or tried this tip? I just read it yesterday and thought it was really bizarre. Apparently if you have scratches or dings in wood furniture, you can rub them with a piece of walnut (the inside not the shell) and they will look like they've disappeared.

    I don't have a walnut or any scratched furniture at the moment, but would love to hear if anyone has ever done this and if it actually worked.

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    Never heard of it, but walnuts are oily, so in a way it would be just like using furniture polish or wax. The oil will darken the scratched spot, making it less noticeable.
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    Would love to know too.....but agree, the logic sounds like it might work.......depending on the orig. color of the wood.

    Hope someone here has tried it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeywrangler71 View Post
    Has anyone ever heard or tried this tip? I just read it yesterday and thought it was really bizarre. Apparently if you have scratches or dings in wood furniture, you can rub them with a piece of walnut (the inside not the shell) and they will look like they've disappeared.

    I don't have a walnut or any scratched furniture at the moment, but would love to hear if anyone has ever done this and if it actually worked.
    I have not heard about this. But i would like to try this. I will let you know after practicing it.

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    Does work and the best is the black walnuts. If you have them they can dye just about anything to make it look old or touch up scratches.

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    Never heard.. but will try.. wax would be great option for filling gaps..

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    My 80+ year old mother likes to tell a story about how she wanted to please her teacher, in elementary school, so she waxed the school room floor with black walnuts.
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    Walnut as filler? sounds great. It is in budget also will try on our antique furniture.

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