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Posted on Need thoughts and opinions, (Wooden Drinking Coasters) finish or not to finish.

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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 03-07-2013 04:21 PM

Dude, you made them with a lip, who needs a coaster to suck any stinking beer or wine drops as these will keep them within the dug out surface? Go ahead and finish them! :)
You can always try an oil finish but it will seal the pores anyway. Unless your wood were totally spalted, which is clearly not the case here (BTW they look good!).

Had I to make a set of coasters, I would first make them with a scrollsaw pattern in the middle and put felt under them to get the drips, and they would get a thick protective coating of whatever fits the wood and completely seals it dry. Last thing I would want is molds to develop in these, it happened to me with a store-bought crap-sawn long-grain cutting board, and I had to throw it after a few months.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!


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