|Forum topic by IHateMayonnaise||posted 09-07-2015 01:18 AM||617 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-07-2015 01:18 AM
I’m in the final stages of my first working project—a dining room table made from reclaimed white oak. I’ve already applied a single treatment of Danish Oil for color, but I need something that will protect the surface. Now, from my research, there are a myriad of options available to me, however I am having a hard time finding information as to whether one method or another is ideal for my purposes. I left a lot of the original patina and kerf marks on the table, leaving it very textured, inconsistent, and uneven. I am worried about finishes that require sanding afterwards, because there is no way that I can realistically get into all the grooves, crevices, cracks etc that make this piece unique. It would be very saddening to me if the surface features were gunked up with excess finish! I also would like to preserve the overall dull-patina that currently exists on the unfinished top (I’ve noticed that many finishes leave a super-shiny finish).
From my research, I’ve found that some genre wipe-on poly would most likely be what I’m looking for, but I wanted to see what you guys think! Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks!