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Blog entry by nattnaifeh posted 1606 days ago 730 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a Walnut table top I have put attached to the frame. What are your thoughts for a finish, what should I use. I don’t want to worry about water spots or something warm being put on it and the finish peeling up. This is really far out of my league I have never built anything like this I just need some great advice please!!!!
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lew

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#1 posted 1606 days ago

I like water based clear poly. It shows off the grain and, with several coats, is very durable.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2417 days


#2 posted 1606 days ago

With walnut you really do not have to do a lot to bring out the beauty of the wood. If I were doing this I would sand to 180 and apply an oil base wipe on poly. Poly will not be affected by chemicals or water.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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RBWoodworker

416 posts in 1947 days


#3 posted 1606 days ago

if this was mine..I would remove the top or I would make sure that the underside of the top has coats of finish also to keep it from warping.. it seals the grain all the way around and protects it from twisting and warping..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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wisno

88 posts in 1606 days


#4 posted 1606 days ago

For Your top table i think, polyurethane finish is the best.

-- http://www.wisnofurniturefinishing.com/

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patron

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#5 posted 1606 days ago

nice table ,

if you don’t have finishing equiptment ,
scotts wipe on poly is probably the best ,
just takes more coats ,
but the dust ( airborne ) ,
is easier to deal with .

welcome to LJ’s !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Partridge

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#6 posted 1606 days ago

i would finish bottom side to. even if it is just shellac

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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nattnaifeh

17 posts in 1606 days


#7 posted 1606 days ago

You guys are great!!!! So I am think the Poly is the best bet, Should I whip or spray, and should i just use the poly, or should I put a sand able coat on before I apply the poly?

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