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How to Bleach Wood (without using bleach)

Learn how to bleach wood without using bleach with this simple step-by-step tutorial.
Keyword: bleach wood, diy planter, thrift store, upcycled


  • Rotary Sander
  • x-acto Knife


  • Easy-Off Oven Cleaner
  • 80 Grit Sandpaper
  • Clear Wax
  • Soft Rag


  • Separate the globe from the wood base.   
  • Spray the wood with TWO coats of heavy-duty Easy-Off oven cleaner.
  • Rinse off the wood with soapy water in-between applications.
  • Give the wood a light sanding with a rotary sander using 80 grit sandpaper. 
  • Apply a clear wax.
  • Snip the tape on the center of the globe to cut the globe in half.
  • Place a clear plastic pan in the globe bottom for a plant.
  • Add burlap fabric and your favorite plant. Enjoy!