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I picked up a slab of pine for use as a mantel. I want to keep the color light. Looking for advice on what to use for a finish. Shellac, poly, etc ?





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-10-2017 08:20 PM

I’d put clear poly on it! Sand with 400 between coats.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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NormG

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#2 posted 09-10-2017 08:36 PM

Looks great

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 09-11-2017 03:08 PM

That is a real beauty and I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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whistlingwoodies

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#4 posted 09-11-2017 05:36 PM

I used white soap on a red maple chair to keep the natural bright white color. This didn’t add any faint yellow tint. The wood still looks and feels good after a year of daily use. Some Scandinavian countries used to use soap as a floor finish. For extra crazy points, I made to soap from fat I trimmed off of a pork loins. It was fun.

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