pine box

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Blog entry by poptart posted 07-07-2011 07:31 AM 3620 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK i am making a small
box out of pine and i would like some advice on the best way to finish pine

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#1 posted 07-07-2011 12:45 PM


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#2 posted 07-07-2011 03:16 PM

Nice looking box! If you want to stain it use a wood conditioner first. If it was me I’d go with an oil-based finish to get a little color (amber) without the risk of blotching. Post some pictures when it’s done.

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#3 posted 07-07-2011 07:19 PM

Better do some research on your end. Google “blotching” and “pine”.

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#4 posted 07-08-2011 02:11 AM

I’m certainly no expert on finishing but that’s a nice looking box. Good work.

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#5 posted 07-08-2011 08:14 AM

I love pine, its cheap and easy to work with. I have found that sanding is a sure way to make pine look better than it should. If you raise the grain and sand it to 220 before you finish blotching should be minimal. You should raise the grain and sand lightly again in between coats of stain as well. If blotching still happens then you can use a some advice I read in an article. Hide it by drawing attention to it. IE do some inlay or carving over the blotch. Anything that will make it look like you meant to do it.

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#6 posted 07-08-2011 08:25 AM

I really like the box it is done very well. I know that there are pre condition sealers for pine out there which I have used before for staining or painting.

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