Good Questions: Ground Coffee Floor Finish?

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Hello AT,

I read a few years ago in one of the shelter glossies about a furniture maker in Chelsea who uses either ground coffee or ground walnuts (can’t recall which) to create a rich, deep, non-toxic wood floor finish. Has any body heard of this resource, and how can I get in touch?

Many thanks for any help that you can provide. Susi

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This is a good one. We’ve certainly heard of coffee grounds being used as a natural stain, but we don’t know this source. Anyone??