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Forum topic by soccer2010 posted 09-09-2015 04:40 PM 584 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-09-2015 04:40 PM

I am making a tiger wood table. The tiger wood is cut at 1 45 degree angle at one end so that the grain continues into the leg on one side. The other leg will be a metal hair pin leg. So I have 2 questions:

1) How to finish? I am looking to get a very good finish but I am an amateur at best in finishing. I have a can of Zinnser shellac that I was planning on using. I sanded with 220. Am I ready to apply the shellac or should I use a pre-conditioner? Any other thoughts or ideas are appreciated.

2) As tiger wood is an oily wood, should I use something other than titebond? I also plan to have a “triangle wedge” piece that I glue in the middle section of the joint for added strength.

-- John

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#1 posted 09-09-2015 05:04 PM

Pre-conditioner is mainly for stain. If you are not going to stain then you don’t need it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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