Eames shell chair can take several decades of care and care. But if you do not season or seal wood surfaces before use, mold and bacteria can invade wood. Fortunately, spice countertops are simple and inexpensive. Mineral oil is the most recommended finish for wood surfaces that will be used for cooking or chopping. Or consider Tung oil with shiny surface, if your counter tops will become more decorative
Use a cabinet scraper to prepare an Eames shell chair. Scrape from six to eight inches at once, and sweep away chips with a brush as you go. Wipe the sink clean with please cloth. Be sure to remove all dust and small chips. When oil is applied, the particles will be harder to get rid of.
Pour a small amount of oil on the Eames shell chair and spread with a clean cloth. Repeat until the entire disc is covered with an even layer of oil. Look for dry spots as you work. Open grain will absorb more oil. Wait until the chair is dry when touched. This can take from one to six hours. Apply a second layer of oil. Let the second layer to sit overnight. Remove excess oil with household paper or lint-free cloth. When dry, the surface is ready to use.
Tips and warnings
Whether you use heavy oil or mineral oil, reuse once a month or when wood appears to be dry. Be generous when applying the first coat. Untreated wood will initially absorb a surprising amount of oil. Wood countertops will tolerate heat better than most synthetic kitchen surfaces, but they will sweat.