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Tung oil is a drying oil obtained by pressing the seed from the nut of the tung tree (Vernicia fordii). It hardens upon exposure to air, and the resulting coating is transparent with a deep, almost wet look. The oil and its use are believed to have originated in ancient China and appear in the writings of Confucius from about 400 B.C.
Tung oil is very popular today because it is a non-toxic, natural product which dries to a very hard and easily repaired finish.