Hackers Help: Match IKEA pine wood finish?

Happy 2019, peeps!

I hope you had a wonderful time welcoming the new year. It was a quiet one for me, spent setting in motion plans for the year.

Now, after the break, I’m back with our regular programming.

And first up, we have a question from Ian.

ikea man confused
Credit: Sebastian Kamph

He’s asking.

“What kind of finish does IKEA use on their solid pine (natural) furniture, like TROFAST, for example…

I’m making some pine desks to go with, and I’d like the finish to match (and age) similarly.”

IKEA Trofast storage chest - match IKEA pine wood finish

Does anyone have information on matching IKEA pine wood finishes?

Their website lists the TROFAST as solid pine, having a coat of tinted clear acrylic lacquer.

If you’ve successfully matched IKEA pine furniture finish, do let us know in the comments below.

Happy hacking!


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