I just got six Kai Kristiansen Model 42 teak chairs, probably my favorites, and right now I am in the middle of restoring them. It's my first restoration project so I'm new to this (and I am fairly exited). It's fun and all but three questions have arised:
First: The chairs were made by Schou Andersen I think but there isn't any makers mark. Are they ever marked?
Second: It appears to me that they used different wood for the front and back stretchers, but I am not sure at all. The stretchers kind of look like teak but they are lighter and have a different feel, I'm thinking of maybe stained beechwoodl. Does that make sense?
Third: I'm not sure about the finishing. I don't want to use any laquer, i like the feel of pure wood, that's why I'm thinking about just applying a few coats of teak oil an leave it at that. Are there any downsides to this? Should I sand between the coats or youse steel wool for any effect? What would you advise?
Thanks for your help