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#1 posted 1764 days ago

Yeah, Socal and Gerrym are right. White oaks have tylosis in the grain which makes it a closed grain. Tyloses give the wood a closed cellular structure, which does not allow water to pass. While the pores are big, the grain is closed. I use beeswax mixed with mineral oil to seal the pores.

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