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#1 posted 10-04-2012 01:42 PM


KISS!..........keep it simple scott. Since this is your first piece of furniture that you are finishing, I would suggest using something that is pretty easy to work with and not screw up. As recommended above, your oil finish is a pretty good way to go. Wipe on, Wipe off excess, let dry, repeat untill desired look. I don’t know the details of your bed, but it’s a lot of surface to work with and if you have a lot of crooks and crannys to deal with, then a brush on finish or spraying an even coat gets a little more difficult. As far as durablity goes, I wouldn’t think you need a poly finish or anything like that. Surrounded with pillows, blankets, comforters, sheets and a mattress, not sure how much protection you need. (just kidding).

Every finish has it’s pros and cons and the more finishing you do, the more you will probably find one product that you like as far as ease of use, the look, the feel, ease of repair and durability. My finishing techniques and products have changed over the years based on many factors, as I’m sure yours will.

Good luck and hope you will post some pictures when it’s finished.

-- John @

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