So I brought the daybed home...
So I brought the daybed home finally and have polished up the brass and cleaned the wood. VERY EXCITED!
The wood is dry and in need of a little bit of work to make it shine. The auction house where I bought it listed it as rosewood, however I'm only able to find teak and oak examples online. Looking at the wood its a bit darker and has more grain than any teak I have ever seen.
So, knowledgeable forum folks, what is it? Annnndddd how should i proceed?
The frame construction is...
The frame construction is much the same as what Getama used for sofas like the GE-236 and others, with a probably non-tropical wood used for the main structure of the frame, but with a substantial teak trim around the perimeter. If there are paint scuff marks you can take them off with some #000 or #0000 steel wool (which you would not want to use on oak however), then apply either some teak oil or danish oil, letting it stand for about half an hour, then buffing it down with a rag so as not to build up a surface layer. It might take more than one application.