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Forum topic by Sapper posted 11-04-2015 04:41 AM 616 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-04-2015 04:41 AM

So i’ve put together a 28”x36” luncheonette table for my Aunt and Uncle. The two outside boards are Sapele and the center board is Tiger Maple. I’m going to finish with a Danish oil Dark Walnut color. I guess what i’m looking for is advice on how to finish for a strong durable top that can take heat and normal wear and tear.

50%/50% Danish Oil and Poly? Many coats?

Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 11-04-2015 01:43 PM

Sapper, I would use the Danish oil to get the color you want, then top coat it with 2-3 coats of clear poly. Test on scrap first. FWIW

-- Art

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#2 posted 11-04-2015 02:57 PM

make sure you use an oil based poly, not a water based one.

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#3 posted 11-04-2015 03:00 PM

I agree, top coat w/ clear poly.

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#4 posted 11-04-2015 03:02 PM

Ok great, i did get an oil based poly. This is probably the nicest thing i’ve worked on and i really want to make sure it turns out right!

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#5 posted 11-05-2015 11:22 PM

Okay, where are the pix??? :)

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#6 posted 11-06-2015 04:51 AM

Here’s the test tiger maple with a couple coats of Danish oil and 1 coat of minwax dark walnut stain and a just applied coat of poly.

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#7 posted 11-06-2015 04:52 AM

Here is the table. Mahogany and tiger maple.

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#8 posted 11-06-2015 04:17 PM

I have no idea why the pictures came in sideways.

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