I want to seal the end grain on several redwood Adirondack chairs and planter boxes to slow down the rotting process and other moisture damage. Didn’t want to buy expensive sealing epoxy just for this. Tested System Three Epoxy with #2 Har...
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Continued testing finishes for curly cherry started with varnishes and shellacs. Having read much about how tung oil brings out chatoyance, I applied for comparison one coat each: (a) 2 lbs. cut ruby shellac, (b) pure tung oil from Woodcraft, and...
In an attempt to find a finish for curly cherry I have run some tests. I am looking for a finish that (a) brings out the chatoyance, (b) keeps the cherry color close to the natural, and (b) doesn’t muddy up the grain (keeps its contrast). ...
Looks like I found what could be a relatively durable finish which doesn’t scratch too easily. I’ve tried it on walnut and oak. For the walnut frame, oil-based stain was followed by three coats of Watco Danish Oil, then two coats of ...
Tried staining pine with the same schedule: sanded the box to final grit 150; dyed with TT Brown Mahogany, almost no grain was raised after application of the dye solution in water—no scuffing was done; wiped on a good coat of Minwax Tung oi...